Langmore, Naomi; Kilner, Rebecca
Brood parasitism by cuckoos imposes high reproductive costs on hosts, selecting for the evolution of host defences. Cuckoos retaliate by evolving counter-adaptations to host defences, giving rise to a coevolutionary arms race between cuckoos and their hosts. Here we review the observational and experimental evidence for a coevolutionary arms race between Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoos (Chalcites basalis) and Superb Fairy-wrens (Malurus cyaneus). We present evidence that the arms race has reached a...[Show more]
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