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Thread #113486   Message #2414594
Posted By: Steve Gardham
15-Aug-08 - 10:41 AM
Thread Name: The Cuckoo Bird question
Subject: RE: The Cuckoo Bird question
Spot on. Obviously it derives from the cuckoo's propensity to lay its eggs in other birds' nests, although this of course is the female cuckoo, not the male. Folklore often gets its males and females mixed up.