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Visual mimicry of host nestlings by cuckoos

Langmore, Naomi; Stevens, Martin; Maurer, Golo; Heinsohn, Robert; Hall, Michelle; Peters, Anne-Marie; Kilner, Rebecca

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Coevolution between antagonistic species has produced instances of exquisite mimicry. Among broodparasitic cuckoos, host defences have driven the evolution of mimetic eggs, but the evolutionary arms race was believed to be constrained from progressing to

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/63074
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2010.2391

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