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"Parasitized by your own kind" : the life of the Svalbard Eider (Somateria mollissima)
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2008-11-15)
Conspecific brood parasitism is a subtle reproduction tactic often performed by many species. The parasitizing females lay eggs in the nest of another female of the same species, and the hosting female then incubates and raises both her own and the parasite’s offspring. Is it highly discussed why the hosting females allow this parasitism, whether she is able to detect it, or if she receives more ...