Jump to Main Content
- Macías‐Sánchez, E., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Journal of avian biology 2019 v.50 no.5
- Cuculidae; adults; birds; feeds; foster care; laboratory experimentation; nestlings; nests; parents; predation; risk
- ... In many bird species, parents usually feed the first nestling that starts to beg before its nest‐mates. The pressure to avoid missed feeds could trigger nestlings to perform in erroneous begging in absence of parents, which has the same costs as begging in the presence of parents but without any reward. So, nestlings should try to minimize both erroneous begging and missed feeds simultaneously. Th ...