Egg rejection in a passerine bird: size does matter

@article{Marchetti2000EggRI,
  title={Egg rejection in a passerine bird: size does matter},
  author={Karen Marchetti},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2000},
  volume={59},
  pages={877-883}
}
Avian brood parasites reduce the reproductive success of their hosts, selecting for the evolution of egg discrimination by the host, and potentially creating a coevolutionary arms race between host and parasite. Host egg discrimination ability is crucial in determining whether the arms race results in extinction (of the parasite on a particular host) or stable coevolutionary equilibrium of the host-parasite pair. I examined egg discrimination behaviour in the yellow-browed leaf warbler… CONTINUE READING
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