The Channel-billed Cuckoo are known to lay their eggs in a variety of native birds nest. Among the many birds recorded with the cuckoo egg in their nest are the Australian Raven, Collared Sparrowhawk, Little Crow, Magpie-lark, Pied Currawong, White-winged Chough and last but not least the Torresian Crow.

Following are images of a juvenile Channel-billed Cuckoo being nurtured and fed by it’s foster parents the Torresian Crow.

The following recorded call of the juvenile Channel-billed Cuckoo appears to be a neither the adult Channel-billed Cuckoo nor the foster parent Torresian Crow, but a cross between the two…