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- Geltsch, Nikoletta, et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Ethology 2014 v.120 no.6 pp. 616-626
- Acrocephalus; Cuculus canorus; color; eggs; filters; hosts; multiparasitism; nests
- ... Egg discrimination by hosts is an antiparasitic defence to reject foreign eggs from the nest. Even when mimetic, the presence of brood parasitic egg(s) typically alters the overall similarity of all eggs in a clutch, producing a discordant clutch compared to more homogenous clutches of composed only of hosts’ own eggs. In multiple parasitism, the more foreign eggs are laid in the nest, the more he ...