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Superb Fairy-wrens (Malurus cyaneus) increase vigilance near their nest with the perceived risk of brood parasitism

Feeney, William E.; Langmore, Naomi E.

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Brood parasites typically impose costs on their hosts, which select for host defenses. However, where defenses are costly, hosts can benefit by facultative expression of defenses in relation to the risk of parasitism. The results of our model-presentation experiments show that Superb Fairy-wrens (Malurus cyaneus) mediate vigilance around their nest according to their perceived risk of brood parasitism; when the risk of parasitism is high, they increase the time they spend in the vicinity of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-01-14
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/14736
Source: The Auk
DOI: 10.1642/AUK-14-218.1

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