• Are cuckoos maximizing egg mimicry by selecting host individuals with better matching egg phenotypes? 

      Antonov, Anton Tinchov; Stokke, Bård Gunnar; Fossøy, Frode; Ranke, Peter Sjolte; Liang, Wei; Yang, Canchao; Moksnes, Arne; Shykoff, Jacqui A.; Røskaft, Eivin (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Background: Avian brood parasites and their hosts are involved in complex offence-defense coevolutionary arms races. The most common pair of reciprocal adaptations in these systems is egg discrimination by hosts and egg ...
    • Coevolution in Action: Disruptive Selection on Egg Colour in an Avian Brood Parasite and its Host 

      Yang, Chanchao; Liang, Wei; Cai, Yan; Shi, Suhua; Takasu, Fugo; Møller, Anders pape; Antonov, Anton Tinchov; Fossøy, Frode; Moksnes, Arne; Røskaft, Eivin; Stokke, Bård Gunnar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2010)
      Background: Trait polymorphism can evolve as a consequence of frequency-dependent selection. Coevolutionary interactions between hosts and parasites may lead to selection on both to evolve extreme phenotypes deviating ...
    • Disappearance of eggs from non-parasitized nests of brood parasite hosts – the evolutionary equilibrium hypothesis revisited 

      Stokke, Bård Gunnar; Røskaft, Eivin; Moksnes, Arne; Møller, Anders Pape; Antonov, Anton Tinchov; Fossøy, Frode; Liang, Wei; Lopez-Iborra, German; Moskát, Csaba; Shykoff, Jacqui A.; Soler, Manuel; Vikan, Johan Reinert; Yang, Canchao; Takasu, Fugo (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      The evolutionary equilibrium hypothesis was proposed to explain variation in egg rejection rates among individual hosts (intra- and interspecific) of avian brood parasites. Hosts may sometimes mistakenly reject own eggs ...
    • Host selection in parasitic birds: are open-cup nesting insectivorous passerines always suitable cuckoo hosts? 

      Yang, Canchao; Stokke, Bård Gunnar; Antonov, Anton Tinchov; Cai, Yan; Shi, Suhua; Moksnes, Arne; Røskaft, Eivin; Møller, Anders pape; Liang, Wei; Grim, Tomas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      How do potential hosts escape detrimental interactions with brood parasites? Current consensus is that hole-nesting and granivorous birds avoid brood parasites, like common cuckoos Cuculus canorus , by their inaccessible ...
    • Sex Allocation in Relation to Host Races in the Brood-Parasitic Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) 

      Fossøy, Frode; Moksnes, Arne; Røskaft, Eivin; Antonov, Anton Tinchov; Dyrcz, Andrzej; Moskát, Csaba; Ranke, Peter Sjolte; Rutila, Jarkko; Vikan, Johan Reinert; Stokke, Bård Gunnar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Sex allocation theory and empirical evidence both suggest that natural selection should favour maternal control of offspring sex ratio in relation to their ability to invest in the offspring. Generalist parasites constitute ...