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Watch out for the deceivers

What's that behind you?

Feeling like people are trying to deceive you? Well, you probably already know that humans aren’t the only deceptive animals on our planet. Check out the cowbird. Since they are always following animals on the move, like buffalo, they don’t feel like they have time to rear their own children, so they fool other birds into doing it for them!

UNDERDONE: tricky cowbird

Crafty cowbirds need to follow the herd. They don’t have time to raise their kids.

 

Most of the time, kind-hearted parents raise the chicks as their own (even if the nestling kicks out the biological offspring and winds up being grotesquely large).

UNDERDONE: chick basketball dominance

Tiny warblers try to stay positive while dealing with a nest parasite.

Keep your eyes peeled out there!

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