Bloomsbury licences Cuckoo images for Cuckoo book written by Prof. Nick Davies FRS

12th March 2015
Published today by Bloomsbury the book "Cuckoo - cheating by nature" by Prof. Nick Davies FRS contains 8 of Richard's images each showing a different aspect of Cuckoo and Reed Warbler behaviour.

“This amazing detective story by one of the country's greatest field naturalists is also a fascinating study that solves many of the puzzles surrounding this most extraordinary bird” – Sir David Attenborough

The book takes the reader on a journey of discovery from the very beginning of human inquiry into the strange behaviour of Cuckoos right up the the present day research that Nick and his colleagues have carried out to try and determine how the Cuckoo gets away with its behaviour. Intermingled with this fascinating research are the stories of the people and places that have contributed to our current understanding, most notably Wicken Fen where Nick has spent the last 30 years studying the Common Cuckoo and where Richard first met him.

Richard Nicoll said "Nick has been an inspiration to me ever since I first met him and I am thrilled to have some of my images included in this great book."

Prof. Nick Davies FRS on Wikipedia