Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Socially acquired host-specific mimicry and the evolution of host races in Horsfield's bronze-cuckoo Chalcites basalis

Langmore, Naomi; Maurer, Golo; Adcock, Gregory; Kilner, Rebecca


Coevolution between parasites and their hosts typically leads to increasing specialization on host species by the parasite. Where multiple hosts are parasitized, specialization on each host can result in genetic divergence within the parasite population to create host races, and, ultimately, new species. We investigate how host-specific traits arise in Horsfield's bronze-cuckoo Chalcites basalis nestlings. Newly hatched cuckoos evict host young from the nest, yet in the absence of a model they...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Evolution
DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2008.00405.x


File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Langmore_Socially_acquired_2008.pdf2.45 MBAdobe PDF    Request a copy

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  12 November 2018/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator