Errors in egg‐laying by female Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus in nests of its common host

@article{Honza2020ErrorsIE,
  title={Errors in egg‐laying by female Common Cuckoo
 Cuculus canorus
 in nests of its common host},
  author={Marcel Honza and Milica Po{\vz}gayov{\'a} and Petr Proch{\'a}zka and Jaroslav Kole{\vc}ek},
  journal={Ibis},
  year={2020},
  volume={162},
  pages={637-644}
}
Dozens of studies have documented that brood parasites are well adapted to a brood parasitic lifestyle but not all parasitism events are successful. Co‐evolution between brood parasites and their hosts is a dynamic process so it is reasonable to expect that a female brood parasite may commit errors during egg deposition by laying her eggs outside the laying period of the host, with consequent impacts on her fitness. Using an extensive dataset from a long‐term study, we evaluated egg‐laying… 
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