Opinion: The Republican Cuckoo

fayette-news.net - 03-15


We’ve all heard of the sneaky, lethal practices of the common cuckoo bird, that poster child for brood parasitism, in which the behavior of the host is “manipulated so that the host raises the young of the parasite instead of the host’s own young.” In other words, the cuckoo tricks other species of birds into raising its chick, while the bird’s own babies are sacrificed.