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Table 1 Outcome of experimental parasitism in Russet Sparrows

From: Russet Sparrows spot alien chicks from their nests

Parasite model egg Accepted Ejected Total
Blue model egg 11 (100.0) 0 11
Blue model coin 5 (27.8) 13 18
Blue model stick 6 (50.0) 6 12
Real alien egga 10 (100.0) 0 10
  1. aReal eggs of 10 alien species from cross-fostering experiment. Numbers in brackets refer to the percentage of acceptance (%)