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A shared chemical basis of avian host-parasite egg colour mimicry

Igic, Branislav; Cassey, Phillip; Grim, Tomas; Greenwood, David R.; Moskat, Csaba; Rutila, Jarkko; Hauber, Mark E.

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Avian brood parasites lay their eggs in other birds' nests and impose considerable fitness costs on their hosts. Historically and scientifically, the best studied example of circum-enting host defences is the mimicry of host eggshell colour by the common

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/64573
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2011.1718

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