The Common Cuckoo and The Evolution of Mimicry

10,000 Birds

Johanna Mappes, Leena Lindström, in a commentary on Thorogood and Davies paper, write: Thorogood and Davies’s findings show that, 150 years after its discovery, mimicry still contributes fundamental insights into ecological and evolutionary biology. The answer may lie in locations, like Hungary … where rufous cuckoos are more numerous than in the UK.

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