Cloud Cuckoos, nest in clouds. Of course they do. They favour the ninth type of cloud, ‘cloud nine’, also known as cumulonimbus. Cloud type nine was first identified in the International Cloud Atlas, published in 1896. The Cloud Cuckoos preference for this particular type of cloud is due to its exceptional fluffiness and hight. Rising to 6.2 miles, cumulonimbus are the highest clouds in the known universe. This, of course makes them the closest nesting sight to Seventh Heaven, the final state of eternal bliss. Cloud Cuckoo Land is, as far as I am aware, the nearest known state to Seventh Heaven.
Cloud Cuckoos are dangerously close to extinction, due largely to global warming and, sadly, ignorance. Very few people believe that Cloud Cuckoos even exist. Those that do are often, somewhat disparagingly, referred to as having their ‘heads in the clouds’. Quite frankly, if they have didn’t have their heads in the clouds how on earth would they see them!
Cloud Cuckoos are delightful birds, living quiet, elusive lives, mostly on the wing… a little like the better understood Swallow or House Martin genus. Some suggest that Cloud Cuckoos have no legs, as they never land, though this is entirely a matter of conjecture.
There are several species of Cloud Cuckoo, the greatest difference between the species being size. All species are predominately white, though very rare sightings (uncorroborated) suggest the existence of rainbow plumed species. They live on unpolluted thin air and love. Pollution, is undoubtedly the greatest threat they face. More love and the reduction of air pollution levels are imperative to their survival.
Their nests are constructed mostly of cloud, loosely woven with sunlight, high blown seed (mostly of the thistle-down variety), and feathers. Feathers and seeds are generally gathered whilst airborne. It is not known if Cloud Cuckoos ever land or draw close to earth to collect nesting materials. The strongest evidence of their existence is based on eye witness reports and very rare discoveries of nests (or parts thereof) that have inexplicably fallen to earth. Of course, such discoveries can only be made by believers, making such evidence very rare indeed.