[Tweeters] Cowbirds' Secret Identity Is Unlocked By A Vocal Password

Devorah the Ornithologist birdologist at gmail.com
Thu May 11 04:43:22 PDT 2017

Hello everyone,

although cowbirds can be a real problem, especially when trying to conserve
endangered species, i still find them fascinating. since they are brood
parasites -- tricking or bullying other species of birds to raise their
chicks for them -- nestling cowbirds are set up with an identity crisis
that affects every aspect of their lives. how do these birds deal with this
issue? this is the subject of a piece i just published that finds a
molecular mechanism that underlies the neural mechanism for how these birds

Cowbirds' Secret Identity Is Unlocked By A Vocal Password

hope you enjoyed this tiny glimpse into these birds' lives.

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