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Parasite Prevalence Corresponds to Host Life History in a Diverse Assemblage of Afrotropical Birds and Haemosporidian Parasites

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Model-averaged regression coefficients, standard errors, and 95% confidence limits used to estimate effects of predictors and precision of effects. Note that for each predictor, the regression coefficients are interpreted as describing deviations in parasitism rates from a reference category whose effect is subsumed into the intercept term of the statistical model. Thus, although we can compare parasitism rates of understory nesting species with ground nesting species (the reference category for nest location) using the model-averaged regression coefficients, we cannot use these coefficients to directly compare parasitism rates of understory and canopy nesters.

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