Animal Behavior: The Raised-by-Wolves Predicament.

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Summary of "Animal Behavior: The Raised-by-Wolves Predicament."

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.


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Name: Current biology : CB
ISSN: 1879-0445
Pages: R1243-R1244


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