Data from: Social parasitism as an alternative reproductive tactic in a cooperatively breeding cuckoo

Christina Riehl
Cooperatively nesting birds are vulnerable to social parasites that lay their eggs in host nests but provide no parental care1,2,3,4. Most previous research has focused on the co-evolutionary arms race between host defences and the parasites that attempt to circumvent them5,6,7,8,9, but it remains unclear why females sometimes cooperate and sometimes parasitize, and how parasitic tactics arise in cooperative systems10,11,12. Here we show that cooperative and parasitic reproductive strategies result in approximately equal fitness pay-offs...
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