One Sneaky Bird

Do you know of any sneaky birds? One sneaky bird is the cuckoo! Here’s what they do.

A mama cuckoo bird finds a nest. There are eggs but no birds in the nest. The eggs were laid by another kind of bird. The mama cuckoo bird swallows one of the eggs. She then lays one of her own eggs in the nest. The mama cuckoo bird flies away.

The birds come back to their nest. They don’t know what the mama cuckoo has done! The baby cuckoo hatches from the egg. The baby cuckoo wants all the space and food. So it pushes out any other babies or eggs from the nest. The birds take care of the baby cuckoo. They feed it a lot of food. The baby cuckoo is hungry!