Animal Behavior: The Raised-by-Wolves Predicament

William A. Searcy, Stephen Nowicki

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Social learning poses a particular problem for brood parasites, which are raised by adults of another species. Brood-parasitic cowbirds use a password, a simple signal that aids the young in identifying appropriate models for learning of their species' behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R1243-R1244
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number23
StatePublished - Dec 2 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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