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Color plumage polymorphism and predator mimicry in brood parasites

Overview of attention for article published in Frontiers in Zoology, January 2013
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Title
Color plumage polymorphism and predator mimicry in brood parasites
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Frontiers in Zoology, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1742-9994-10-25
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Alfréd Trnka, Tomáš Grim

Abstract

Plumage polymorphism may evolve during coevolution between brood parasites and their hosts if rare morph(s), by contravening host search image, evade host recognition systems better than common variant(s). Females of the parasitic common cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) are a classic example of discrete color polymorphism: gray females supposedly mimic the sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus), while rufous females are believed to mimic the kestrel (Falco tinnunculus). Despite many studies on host responses to adult cuckoos comprehensive tests of the "hawk mimicry" and "kestrel mimicry" hypotheses are lacking so far.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Korea, Republic of 1 3%
Unknown 38 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 8 21%
Researcher 8 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 8%
Student > Master 3 8%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 7 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 28 72%
Environmental Science 4 10%
Unknown 7 18%

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#17,252,835
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