The nomads of the same region name khu yug rdza ril, "clay pot of khu yug (the cuckoo bird, Cuculus canorus
), an orchid (Cypripedium machrantum, Litang) whose flower lip is similar to clay pots (rdza ril) traditionally employed in the area.
The common cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) has long intrigued poets and philosophers as a study in contradictions.(1) Myth and biological reality merge and diverge, forging cuckoo lore that is intriguing, mystifying, and powerful.
The Confucianized literary species of the dujuan cuckoo shares brood parasitic habits with its avian counterpart, Cuculus canorus. The dujuan delivers the charge of rearing its offspring to other birds, especially the crow (or "rook" in the preceding translation).(94) This is because it is unable to build its own nest and must leave its progeny in the nests of others.
1 In this paper, "cuckoo" designates the common cuckoo (Cuculus canorus), which is the most populous as well as the most commonly studied cuckoo species.
Egg mimicry by cuckoos Cuculus canorus
in relation to discrimination by hosts.
7.###Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus
([dagger]) <5 birds were available from the following species: chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) 4 samples, wood warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix) 4, icterine warbler (Hippolais icterina) 4, reed bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) 3, siskin (Carduelis spinus) 3, red-breasted flycatcher (Ficedula parva) 2, trush nightingale (Luscinia luscinia) 2, chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) 2, willow tit (Parus montanus) 1, wryneck (Jynx torquilla) 1, cuckoo (Cuculus canorus
) 1, tree pipit (Anthus trivialis) 1, blackbird (Turdus merula) 1, grasshopper warbler (Locustella naevia) 1, rustic bunting (Emberiza rustica) 1, scarlet rosefinch (Car codacus erythrinus) 1, and fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) 1.
An experimental study of coevolution between the cuckoo, Cuculus canorus
, and its hosts.