Great Reed Warbler singing behavior and conspicuous song structures are not nest-location cues for the Common Cuckoo

Abstract

In some systems, brood parasites may be attracted by vocal or visual signals connected with host breeding. We studied a Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) population where annually 30–50% of nests are parasitized by the Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus). We observed host males and quantified their song-related behaviors, including time spent… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10336-017-1466-3

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