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mafia-like behaviour is observed in parasitic birds, which lay their eggs in other birds’ nests.
Cuckoo finches that lay more than one egg in their victims' nests have a better chance of bamboozling host parents into fostering their parasitic young, a study has found.
The Black-whiskered Vireo (Vireo altiloquus), is a small passerine bird found in southern Florida, USA, and the West Indies as far south as the offshore islands of Venezuela. This bird is a partial migrant. Northern birds winter from the Greater Antilles to northern South America. It is a rare vagrant to Costa Rica. Its habitat is open deciduous wooded areas and cultivation, and in Florida also mangroves. The Black-whiskered Vireo is 5.5 to 6.0 inches in length and has a 9.8 inch wingspan....
The Giant Cowbird, Molothrus oryzivorus, is a large perching bird of the family Icteridae. It breeds from southern Mexico south to northern Argentina, and on Trinidad and Tobago. It is found in open woodland and cultivated areas with large trees, but is also the only cowbird that is found in deep forest. The male Giant Cowbird is 14 inches long and weighs 6.35 ounces. The bird is shiny black with a long tail, long bill, small head and a neck ruff which is expanded in display. The female...
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