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Exeter :: United Kingdom | 7 months ago

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A new study reports that one parasitic species, the cuckoo finch, lays multiple eggs in the same nest, giving it a better chance of fooling a host mother. If she were confronted with just one finch egg, she might be able to identify it as parasitic

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Exeter :: CA :: USA | 7 months ago

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When you think about parasites, usually one of the "mind-controlling" types comes to mind, or maybe the chestbursters from the Alien franchise . But in the animal kingdom, particularly among birds, there's another kind: the brood parasite. Image:

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Exeter :: United Kingdom | 7 months ago

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The female African tawny-flanked prinia, a species of warbler, lays eggs in a wide spectrum of colours in an effort to fool cuckoo finches. Although cuckoos have adapted their egg patterns to mimic those of their hosts they cannot guarantee their

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Cambridge :: United Kingdom | 2 years ago

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Bird eggs evolved a different color in just 40 years Cuckoo finches are bad news to other birds. They are brood parasites, meaning they lay eggs in other species's nests to trick their victims into raising the finches' children as their own...A

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