Are Cuckoos Maximizing Egg Mimicry by Selecting Host Individuals with Better Matching Egg Phenotypes?

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Anton Antonov; Bård G Stokke; Frode Fossøy; Peter S Ranke; Wei Liang; Canchao Yang; Arne Moksnes; Jacqui Shykoff; Eivin Røskaft;

Background: Avian brood parasites and their hosts are involved in complex offence-defense coevolutionary arms races. The most common pair of reciprocal adaptations in these systems is egg discrimination by hosts and egg mimicry by parasites. As mimicry improves, m... View more
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