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Revealed: how cuckoo finches crowd the nest

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The African cuckoo finch is known for bamboozling other birds into raising its young, but new research has shown just how brazen the feathery rogue is in evading parental duty. 

File picture for illustration shows a man clearing grass from a nest containing birds eggs at Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary, some 70 kms from Ahmedabad, eastern India, on May 5, 2009.

The yellow, streaked bird, about the size of a sparrow, is a notorious freeloader.

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