TIL: How Birds Trick Others into Raising Their Own Young

TIL: How Birds Trick Others into Raising Their Own Young

Leeches, ticks, tapeworms—these are all the creepy critters that come to mind when you think about parasites, but some parasites take on a less threatening form. Birds! Learn from ornithologist and National Geographic Explorer Luke Powell about how some bird parents avoid raising their own young and instead revert to brood parasitism.


5 - 12+


Biology, Ecology

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October 19, 2023

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