Empirical evidence of different egg morphs that match host eggs in the brush cuckoo (Cacomantis variolosus)

Virginia Abernathy & Wei Liang
One of the most efficient defences against obligate brood parasitism in birds is egg ejection, where a host recognises and removes the parasitic egg from the nest. This defence often selects for egg mimicry in parasitic species to reduce the likelihood of egg ejection. If a parasite uses multiple host species with distinctive egg types, this could lead to the evolution of egg gentes (host-specific egg types) in the parasite. There is observational evidence that...
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