The long-tailed cuckoo (koekoeā), depicted in this lithograph by John Gerrard Keulemans, lays its eggs in the nests of whiteheads, yellowheads or brown creepers. The chicks quickly become larger than their adult hosts – who continue to feed them anyway.
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Alexander Turnbull Library
Hand-coloured lithograph by John Gerrard Keulemans
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.
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