Tag Archives: coevolution

The Escalating Coevolutionary Arms Race between Cuckoos and their Hosts

Horsfield’s Bronze-cuckoos are very sensitive to social shaping by their hosts so they successfully parasitize several species Continue reading

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Berry Butts: Parasitized Black Ants Resemble Red Berries

An amazing example of a parasite that causes its host to resemble a luscious red berry — all so the parasite’s eggs are passed onto birds, the next step in the parasite’s life cycle. Continue reading

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