How do cuckoos find their hosts? The role of habitat imprinting.

@article{Teuschl1998HowDC,
  title={How do cuckoos find their hosts? The role of habitat imprinting.},
  author={Teuschl and Taborsky},
  journal={Animal behaviour},
  year={1998},
  volume={56 6},
  pages={1425-1433}
}
Although a number of hypotheses have been proposed for how European cuckoo, Cuculus canorus, females may find hosts belonging to their foster parents' species, clear evidence is lacking for any of them. Here, we propose 'habitat imprinting' as an alternative mechanism for host selection and provide evidence that cuckoos are able to remember acquired… CONTINUE READING