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- Geltsch, Nikoletta, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- 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 ...