Saturday, October 27, 2007


Comparisions may be odious but sometimes they help.

The little bird is a brown honeyeater. The other is a cuckoo.
While looking for these photos I discovered our blue fairy wrens are the only birds than can distinguish an imposter chick & will consequentially abandon the nest leaving the cuckoo chick to starve. Smart bird. I'm sure raising a monster like this shortened the honeyeaters lives considerably.

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