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- Geltsch, Nikoletta, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Behavioural processes 2018 v.157 pp. 685-690
- Cuculus canorus; acoustics; breeding season; males; radio frequency identification
- ... Common cuckoos (Cuculus canorus) are best known for their simple two-note calls (“cu-coo”), which are uttered only by males during the breeding season. A previous playback study revealed that territorial males were more tolerant toward playbacks of the calls of familiar, neighbouring individuals than toward unfamiliar, stranger simulated intruders, exhibiting the classical “dear-enemy” phenomenon. ...
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- Behavioural processes 2012 v.90 no.3 pp. 378-383
- Acrocephalus arundinaceus; Cuculus canorus; chicks; eggs; fledglings; hosts; nestlings; nests; parasites; parents; uncertainty
- ... Chicks of the brood parasitic common cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) typically monopolize host parental care by evicting all eggs and nestmates from the nest. To assess the benefits of parasitic eviction behaviour throughout the full nestling period, we generated mixed broods of one cuckoo and one great reed warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) to study how hosts divide care between own and parasitic youn ...