Skip to main content

Illinois IGB

brood parasites

In times of ecological uncertainty, brood parasites hedge their bets

August 21, 2020

Some birds lay their eggs in the nests of other bird species and let the host parents raise their young. A new study finds that in times of environmental flux, these brood parasites "diversify their portfolios," minimizing the risks of their unorthodox lifestyle by increasing the number and variety of hosts they select as adoptive parents.

August 21, 2020

Related Articles

Subscribe to brood parasites