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- Geltsch, Nikoletta, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Bird study 2016 v.63 no.1 pp. 46-51
- Acrocephalus arundinaceus; Cuculus canorus; chicks; eggs; hatching; hosts; nestlings; nests
- ... Capsule Brood parasitic Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus chicks hatch earlier than the nestlings of their Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus hosts, but hatching priority is less consistent when Cuckoo eggs are laid after the onset of host incubation. Aim To reveal by field observations what the optimal stage is for Cuckoos to lay their eggs in relation to the host laying cycle to ensure pri ...