Breeding season: July to February, in the south. It is a nest parasite, like many other cuckoos. The female lays one egg in the host's nest. This egg can sometimes resemble the host's eggs in markings. The female cuckoo removes one of the host's eggs, or the newly hatched young cuckoo ejects the eggs or nestlings of the host. The host parents incubate the cuckoo egg and feed the young, up to several weeks after it fledges.