Archive for July, 2011
They live Korea, Ussuri, China and the Himalayas, Japan, and Taiwan, and India in winter. In summer, It is common in South Korea, so you could hear all day in summer. They crying while sitting in a tree and flying. Usually It’s hard to see them because they hide in the middle height of the tree but it can be seen flying in the sky . They cry all day and night. lay their eggs Northern Bush Warbler and crowned willow Warder’s nest. After hatching, the little cuckoo pull out of nest and grow up in that nest.
The body length is about 28cm. The upper body of adult bird is dark-toned and lower body is white. Its breast and flank are rosy. The young bird’s back is dark brown. Chest is white and many reddish-brown stripes are on its side. Eyes, cerate, feet are yellow. It lives in hills and plains, forests open to the view, or the valleys between hills.
In South Korea, it comes in early May and leaves to go to south in September. It was common summer migratory bird, but recently decreased rapidly because the its pray has been polluted by agricultural pesticides.
Nestling in the branches such as oak, beech, pine, and alder after mid-May, it lay three-or four eggs once. Females sit on the eggs for a longtime than males.
In South Korea, designated as Natural Monument No. 323, it has been protected. It breeds in only Northeast Asia, including Korea, China.