Video blog: Taking over the nest: when parasite chicks are brought up by cavity nesting hosts

Cuckoos, parasitic birds that lay their eggs in the nests of other species who then raise their young, have become a classic model of host-parasite coevolution. This video summarises new research, recently published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, that extends the study of this classic paradigm to a cavity nesting host, the common redstart.

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