Egg mimicry by the Pacific koel: mimicry of one host facilitates exploitation of other hosts with similar egg types
When brood parasites exploit multiple host species, egg rejection by hosts may select for the evolution of host-speci c races, where each race mimics a particular host’s egg type. However, some brood parasites that exploit multiple hosts with the ability to reject foreign eggs appear to have only a single egg type. In these cases, it is unclear how the parasite egg escapes detection by its hosts. ree possible explanations are: 1) host-speci c races are present, but di erences in egg morphology...[Show more]
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