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Why are Britain's cuckoos disappearing?

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Two out of five cuckoos fitted with satellite trackers by scientists last spring have arrived safely back in Britain after a their round-trip to sub-Saharan Africa. The project could shed light on why the UK's cuckoo population has fallen by half in the past 20 years.

Phil Atkinson, head of international research at the British Trust for Ornithology, outlines the project's aims and findings.


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