Interspecies deception: Cuckoos evolved to resemble their host birds

June 5th, 2024, Other, 05/06/2024, Andrei Ionescu
An international team of researchers has uncovered new evidence linking coevolution to speciation by studying the evolutionary arms race between bronze- cuckoos and their host birds. […] “This finding is significant in evolutionary biology, showing that coevolution between interacting species increases biodiversity by driving speciation,” explained senior author Clare Holleley, a zoologist at the Australian National Wildlife Collection within CSIRO, Canberra.

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