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brood parasite

a young bird hatched and reared by birds of a different species as a result of brood parasitism. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Breeding: brood parasite, specializes on sparrows and orioles.
  • Contrasting determinants of abundance in ancestral and colonized ranges of an invasive brood parasite.
  • Cowbirds are increasingly seen as a serious threat to other nesting species because they are a brood parasite.

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