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Egg Eviction Imposes a Recoverable Cost of Virulence in Chicks of a Brood Parasite

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Growth of common cuckoo chicks in great reed warbler nests with host eggs left that had to be evicted by cuckoo chicks (black circles: evictor group) or where host eggs were removed (open circles: non-evictor treatment).

For a) mass, b) tarsus, c) gape length, d) gape width, e) gape area. Values are means ± SE.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0007725.g002