Emily Willoughby

Paleoart and bird illustration

Cuckoo and Warbler: Nest Parasitism 4 June 2015

Medium: Gouache
Time taken: ~10 hours
Published in: Shanghai Museum of Natural History

Cuckoo and warbler sequence 4: the cuckoo's egg hatches first, and the baby pushes the warbler's eggs from the nest, ensuring it will have the undivided attention of its surrogate mother.