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Host manipulation via begging call structure in the brood-parasitic shiny cowbird

Abstract:

Young brood-parasitic birds must solicit provisions from other species, their hosts. The acoustic structure of the begging call has been proposed to help parasites secure host care in cases where they mimic the host's call, on the basis that parents respond best to their own species' call type. We investigated whether nonmimetic calls can also manipulate host provisioning in the parasite's favour. Nestlings of the generalist brood-parasitic shiny cowbird, Molothrus bonariensis, produce 'tremu...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
Volume:
86
Issue:
1
Pages:
101-109
Publication date:
2013-07-05
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ISSN:
0003-3472
URN:
uuid:cb2b4443-1c1e-4f6c-a63b-9931b8ce7578
Source identifiers:
406377
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pubs:406377

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