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Cuckoos, Cowbirds and Other Cheats (Poyser Monographs)

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In this fascinating new book, Nick Davies describes the natural histories of these brood parasites and examines many of the exciting questions they raise about the evolution of cheating and the arms race between parasites and their prey. Brood parasites fill their armory with adaptations including exquisite egg mimicry, rapid laying, ejection of host eggs, murder of host y
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published May 20th 2000 by Princeton University Press (first published April 30th 2000)
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Nick Davies (often N.B. Davies) is Professor of Behavioural Ecology at Cambridge University, and a Fellow of the Royal Society.
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