Cuckoo bribery

This topic contains 6 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Tobie 7 months, 2 weeks ago.

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  • #378096

    Tobie
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    The fact that Diederick Cuckoos do not raise their own chicks has no negative affect on their art of ‘making love’, for a lack of words. The female would sit at one spot, waiting patiently for the male to go and fetch their favorite meal (usually some kind of hairy caterpillar) over and over again.

    When he arrives with mentioned meal he would tease her by repeatedly moving the morsel just outside of her reach at the moment she tries to take it from him.

    CTS_3159-Cuckoo

    Eventually she would be driven into a state of submission, just begging for it – and of course an implied ‘reward’ if he accepts…

    CTS_3188-Cuckoo

    And only then he would hand it over to her.

    CTS_3183-Cuckoo

  • #378097

    Tom M
    Participant

    Very good photos Tobie, and interesting story…

     

    • #378100

      Tobie
      Moderator

      Thanks Tom! 🙂

  • #378140

    Robert Apple
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    Great photos Tobie, and goes to prove, there is no such thing as a free lunch.

  • #378161

    Kent DuFault
    Participant

    Great sequence of shots!

    • #378191

      Tobie
      Moderator

      Thanks Kent! 🙂

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