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Red-chested cuckoo (Cuculus solitarius) parasitism of brown scrub-robin (Cercotrichas signata): a new host record (Aves: Cuculidae; Turdidae) : scientific notes

@inproceedings{Davies2012RedchestedC,
  title={Red-chested cuckoo (Cuculus solitarius) parasitism of brown scrub-robin (Cercotrichas signata): a new host record (Aves: Cuculidae; Turdidae) : scientific notes},
  author={Gregory B.P. Davies},
  year={2012}
}
  • Gregory B.P. Davies
  • Published 2012
  • Biology
  • In southern Africa, red-chested cuckoo (Cuculus solitarius) is segregated into at least two gentes, i.e., female-based, host-specific brood-parasitic groupings within a single species (Campbell and Lack, 1985: 250). As such the cuckoo exhibits egg polymorphism, laying at least two different egg types (Tarboton, 2001: 102): firstly, an olive-brown egg overlaid with varying amounts of chocolate-brown, typically laid in the nests of Cossypha robin-chats (Rowan, 1983; Oatley and Arnott, 1998: 221… CONTINUE READING