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Cuckoos, Cowbirds, and Other Cheats

Cuckoos, Cowbirds, and Other Cheats

Author: NB Davies

Published: 2000-01-01

Publisher's Description:

Cuckoos and cowbirds are amongst the select bird groups renowned as professional parasites, who always lay their eggs in the nests of other species, and this book describes the natural histories of all the brood parasites and examines the exciting questions they raise about the evolution of cheating and the arms race between parasites and their hosts. With illustrations by David Quinn.

Digital reprint of a book first published in 2000.


310 pages, photos, illus


  • Language: English
  • Biogeographical Realm: Global, Afrotropic, Australasian, Indo-Malay, Nearctic, Neotropic, Oceanic, Palearctic
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  • Families Covered: Cuckoos (Cuculidae), Oropendolas, Orioles & Blackbirds (Icteridae)

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  • Publisher: T & AD Poyser Ltd (A & C Black)
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  • Series Title: Poyser Monographs
  • Number in Series: 69
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  • Date Published: 31 Dec 2010
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  • ISBN-13: 9781408136669