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Evidence for aggressive mimicry in an adult brood parasitic bird, and generalized defences in its host

Feeney, William; Troscianko, J.; Langmore, Naomi; Spottiswoode, Claire


Mimicry of a harmless model (aggressive mimicry) is used by egg, chick and fledgling brood parasites that resemble the host’s own eggs, chicks and fledglings. However, aggressive mimicrymay also evolve in adult brood parasites, to avoid attack from host

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0795


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