Host personality predicts cuckoo egg rejection in Daurian redstarts Phoenicurus auroreus

Jinggang Zhang, Peter Santema, Jianqiang Li, Lixing Yang, Wenhong Deng & Bart Kempenaers
In species that are subject to brood parasitism, there is typically variation in individuals’ responses to parasitic eggs, with some rejecting the eggs while others do not. Whilst some factors, such as host age (breeding experience), the degree of egg matching and the level of perceived risk of brood parasitism have been shown to influence host decisions, a lot of the variation remains unexplained. The host personality hypothesis suggests that personality traits of the host...
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