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From Science Daily and Guardian on 31-Mar-2020 09:27

This is the story of three bird species and how they interact. The brown-headed cowbird lays its eggs in other birds' nests and lets them raise its young -- often at the expense of the host's nestlings. To combat this threat, yellow warblers have developed a special 'seet' call that means, 'Look out! Cowbird!' In a new study, researchers report that red-winged blackbirds respond to the seet call as if they know what it means.


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The article focusses on these birds

Bird:
Brown-headed Cowbird
Order:
Passeriformes
Family:
Icteridae
Species:
Molothrus ater
Bird:
Red-winged Blackbird
(Male)
Order:
Passeriformes
Family:
Icteridae
Species:
Agelaius phoeniceus
Bird:
Yellow Warbler
Std Name:
Mangrove Warbler
Order:
Passeriformes
Family:
Parulidae
Species:
Setophaga petechia
 
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