Large Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx sparverioides parasitism on the Chinese Babax Babax lanceolatus may be an evolutionarily recent host-parasite system

@inproceedings{Yang2012LargeHH,
  title={Large Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx sparverioides parasitism on the Chinese Babax Babax lanceolatus may be an evolutionarily recent host-parasite system},
  author={Canchao Yang and Anton Antonov and Yan Bing Cai and B{\aa}rd Gunnar Stokke and Arne Moksnes and Eivin R{\o}skaft and Wei Liang},
  year={2012}
}
Department of Biology, Norwegian University of Scienceand Technology (NTNU), NO-7491 Trondheim, NorwayWe documented brood parasitism by the poorly studiedLarge Hawk-Cuckoo on a previously unknown host spe-cies, the Chinese Babax. Furthermore, we describe anew egg colour for the Large Hawk-Cuckoo. The parasit-ism rate of Chinese Babax nests over 4 years was 6.9%(11 of 159 nests), with significant temporal variation.The Large Hawk-Cuckoo laid immaculate white eggsthat appeared non-mimetic to the… CONTINUE READING
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