Dictionary » C » Conspecific brood parasitism

Conspecific brood parasitism



A reproductive strategy in which the female lays eggs into the nests of other conspecifics.


Waterfowls and over 200 species of birds exhibit this behavior, relieving the parasitic parent from the investment of nest building, incubation and raring of the young. It enables them to spend more time in foraging, producing offspring, etc.

Abbreviation: CBP

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

This page was last modified 10:39, 7 July 2009. This page has been accessed 2,462 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link