Cuckoos versus hosts in insects and birds: adaptations, counter‐adaptations and outcomes

@article{Kilner2011CuckoosVH,
  title={Cuckoos versus hosts in insects and birds: adaptations, counter‐adaptations and outcomes},
  author={Rebecca M. Kilner and Naomi E. Langmore},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  year={2011},
  volume={86}
}
Avian parents and social insect colonies are victimized by interspecific brood parasites—cheats that procure costly care for their dependent offspring by leaving them in another species' nursery. Birds and insects defend themselves from attack by brood parasites; their defences in turn select counter‐strategies in the parasite, thus setting in motion antagonistic co‐evolution between the two parties. Despite their considerable taxonomic disparity, here we show striking parallels in the way that… 
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