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dc.contributor.authorYork, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-15T11:11:57Z
dc.date.available2021-12-15T11:11:57Z
dc.date.issued2021-11-12
dc.date.submitted2021-06-15
dc.identifier.issn2296-701X
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/331482
dc.description.abstract<jats:p>Predators have profound effects on prey behavior and some adult brood parasites use predator resemblance to exploit the antipredator defenses of their hosts. Clarifying host perception of such stimuli is important for understanding the adaptive significance of adult brood parasite characteristics, and the mechanisms by which they misdirect hosts. Here I review the literature to explore the adaptive basis of predator resemblance in avian brood parasites, and natural variation in host responses to these stimuli. I also provide a framework for the information ecology of predator resemblance, which is based on the principles of signal detection theory and draws from empirical evidence from the common cuckoo, <jats:italic>Cuculus canorus</jats:italic>, as the most widely studied system. In this species, visual and acoustic hawk-like stimuli are effective in manipulating host defenses. Overall, contrasts across host responses suggest that different modalities of information can have independent effects on hosts, and that predator resemblance takes advantage of multiple sensory and cognitive processes. Host perception of these stimuli and the degree to which they are processed in an integrated manner, and the physiological processes underlying regulation of the responses, present new avenues for brood parasitism research.</jats:p>
dc.languageen
dc.publisherFrontiers Media SA
dc.subjectEcology and Evolution
dc.subjectadaptive resemblance
dc.subjectimperfect mimicry
dc.subjecteavesdropping
dc.subjectperception
dc.subjectpredator-prey
dc.subjectmimicry
dc.subjectcommunication
dc.subjectcuckoo
dc.titleThe Evolution of Predator Resemblance in Avian Brood Parasites
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-12-15T11:11:56Z
prism.publicationNameFrontiers in Ecology and Evolution
prism.volume9
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.78936
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-10-19
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3389/fevo.2021.725842
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidYork, Jennifer [0000-0003-2808-9249]
dc.identifier.eissn2296-701X
pubs.funder-project-idNatural Environment Research Council (NE/M00807X/1)
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Commission Horizon 2020 (H2020) Marie Sk?odowska-Curie actions (837838)
cam.issuedOnline2021-11-12


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