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Table 1 Rejection rates of four bird species in response to experimental parasitism

From: Potential cuckoo hosts have similar egg rejection rates to parasitized host species

Species Nest type Experimental egg type Rejected/experimental nest (rejection rate,  %) Rejection time (days)
Chestnut Thrush Open Blue model egg + Large Hawk Cuckoo dummy 4/13 (30.7) 2.2 ± 1.3 (range 1–4)
Chestnut Thrush Open Blue model egg + half peanut 10/21 (47.6) 3.0 ± 2.0 (range 1–6)
Chinese Thrush Open Blue model egg 15/18 (83.3) 2.0 ± 1.7 (range 1–6)
Elliot’s Laughingthrush Open Blue model egg 2/8 (25) 3.5 ± 2.5 (range 1–6)
Elliot’s Laughingthrush Open White model egg 6/13 (46.1) 1.0 ± 0.0 (range 1)
White-bellied Redstart Open Blue model egg 6/9 (66.6) 4.3 ± 1.7 (range 1–6)