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From Science Daily and Guardian on 27-Feb-2019 13:18

A species of Central American cuckoo, the greater ani, forms groups of two or three females that nest communally to protect their eggs from predators, but sometimes a female will go outside the communal group and lay an egg in an outsider's nest. A team of researchers found that the birds know best when to place all their eggs in one basket and when to spread them around.


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