Which statement is true about cuckoo?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

Which statement is true about cuckoo?
 
(a) The host does not behave as a babysitter
 
(b) Host behaves as a babysitter
 
(c) They deposit their eggs in the nest of other species
 
(d) Cuckoo builds its own nests
 
The question was posed to me in a job interview.
 
Asked question is from Population Interactions-3 topic in chapter Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

Right answer is (b) Host behaves as a babysitter
 
For explanation: In cuckoo, the host behaves as a babysitter. A female cuckoo will generally lay her eggs in a nest of another bird, then leaving the offspring to be hatched and fed by this another bird (host). It is an example of brood-parasitism.