Little Bronze Cuckoo chick raised by Golden-bellied Gerygone

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“This is the second time this year, at around the same place at Pasir Ris Park, that a Golden-bellied Gerygone (Gerygone sulphurea) nest was hijacked, and the poor gerygone pair raised a Little Bronze Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx minutillus) chick…

“The Little Bronze Cuckoo is a known brood parasite of the Golden-bellied Gerygone. It’s rather sad to watch, but I guess one can’t fight Mother Nature…

“Here’s a pic of the gerygone in a nearby tree belting out its usual soulful rock anthem (left).”

Lena Chow
Singapore
20th May 2013

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