- Brood parasitism increases provisioning rate, and reduces offspring recruitment and adult return rates, in a cowbird hostJeffrey P Hoover
Illinois Natural History Survey, 607 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
Oecologia 149:165-73. 2006..Our study provides the strongest evidence to date for negative effects of cowbird parasitism on recruitment of host fledglings and survival of host adults...
- Retaliatory mafia behavior by a parasitic cowbird favors host acceptance of parasitic eggsJeffrey P Hoover
Division of Ecology and Conservation Science, Illinois Natural History Survey, 1816 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:4479-83. 2007..Widespread predatory behaviors in cowbirds could slow the evolution of rejection behaviors and further threaten populations of some of the >100 species of regular cowbird hosts...
- Individual patterns of habitat and nest-site use by hosts promote transgenerational transmission of avian brood parasitism statusJeffrey P Hoover
Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, IL, USA
J Anim Ecol 76:1208-14. 2007....