Egg recognition in chaffinches and bramblings

  title={Egg recognition in chaffinches and bramblings},
  author={Arne Moksnes},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Chaffinches, Fringilla eoelebs, and bramblings, Fringilla montifringilla, possess highly effective discriminating mechanisms towards artificial cuckoo, Cuculus eanorus, eggs and also towards foreign conspecific eggs (Braa et al. 1992). In previous experiments, in which one egg in their clutches was replaced by a foreign conspecific egg, the host rejected the foreign egg in 50% of cases (N=66; Braa et al. 1992). Furthermore, an increasing degree of rejection was noted with increasing degree of… CONTINUE READING
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