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Learned recognition of brood parasitic cuckoos in the superb fairy-wren Malurus cyaneus

Langmore, Naomi; Feeney, William; Crowe-Riddell, Jenna; Luan, H; Louwrens, K; Cockburn, Andrew


Cuckoo hosts defend themselves against parasitism by means of mobbing, egg rejection, and chick rejection. However, each of these defenses is prone to costly recognition errors, and hosts are therefore more likely to deploy these defenses if they observe

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Behavioral Ecology
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/ars033


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