Experimental study of discrimination behavior in the yellow-browed warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) brood-parasitized by the oriental cuckoo (Cuculus (saturatus) optatus)

Experimental study of discrimination behavior in the yellow-browed warbler (Phylloscopus... ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2016, Vol. 47, No. 1, pp. 104–106. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2016. Original Russian Text © S.G. Meshcheryagina, M.G. Golovatin, G.N. Bachurin, 2016, published in Ekologiya, 2016, No. 1, pp. 77–80. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Experimental Study of Discrimination Behavior in the Yellow-Browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) Brood-Parasitized by the Oriental Cuckoo (Cuculus (saturatus) optatus) a a b S. G. Meshcheryagina , M. G. Golovatin , and G. N. Bachurin Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences ul. Vos’mogo Marta 202, Yekaterinburg, 620144 Russia Scientific and Practical Center of Biodiversity, ul. Mira 56, Irbit, 623850 Russia e-mail: golovatin@ipae.uran.ru, ur.bagenik@mail.ru Received June 19, 2015 Keywords: brood parasitism, yellow-browed warbler, oriental cuckoo, foreign egg size, discrimination behavior DOI: 10.1134/S1067413616010082 Similarity in the appearance and size between the A field experiment on adding differently sized eggs of parasite and host species is important for brood model eggs to the nests of this species was performed on the western macroslope of the Barguzin Range parasitism. Therefore, the evolution of decreased egg (54.21′ N, 109.47′ E) during the breeding period, in size in the cuckoos, Cuculus sp., is regarded as one of June–July 2012–2013. The studied http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

Experimental study of discrimination behavior in the yellow-browed warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) brood-parasitized by the oriental cuckoo (Cuculus (saturatus) optatus)

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