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Cuckoo Study

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NPR's Vikki Valentine reports Australian researchers have long wondered how one sort of cuckoo bird fools other birds into raising their young. Now, they're onto the cuckoo chicks' guise — a begging call disarmingly similar to that of other hatchlings in the nest. The finding is reported in the current issue of the journal Nature.