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Investigating the first stages of coevolution between the Pacific koel and its newest host,the red wattlebird

Abernathy, Virginia

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Avian obligate brood parasites lay their eggs in the nests of other bird species and never provide their own parental care. This behaviour is a model example of coevolution and while multiple studies and reviews have discussed the different types of adaptations and counter-adaptations hosts and brood parasites evolve, there have only been a handful of empirical studies focused on how quickly coevolution can occur in a host-brood parasite system. Additionally,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017-03-24
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/128297

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