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Common Cuckoos can distinguish the calls of their neighbors from a stranger's


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Posted 13 March 2017 - 08:55 AM

Male cuckoos appear to have a unique call that makes them distinguishable to and from other males. A new study appearing in Animal Behaviour shows that an individual cuckoo call may determine how a male responds to an interloper in his territory—behaving more tolerantly towards neighbors and more aggressively towards strangers.

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