Conspecific brood parasitism

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Definition

noun

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


Supplement

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