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Cuckoos, Cowbirds and other Cheats
N. B. Davies

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"If you are normally put off by heavy scientific monographs, then give this one a try. Illustated by David Quinn and with eight pages of colour plates, this is a fascinating book which reads like a whodunnit from beginning to end."--Gordon Hamlett, Bird Watching

"An authoritative book that is still very accessible to the amateur ornithologist. Davies's writing style is highly readable: he mixes a wealth of facts and ideas with descriptions, historical accounts and anecdotes to piece together a natural-history puzzle. The book is attractive and well produced, with colour photographs and delightful illustrations by David Quinn."--Angela Turner, British Birds

"The book is a magnificent review of the suite of adaptations allowing brood parasites to exploit their hosts and allowing hosts to escape parasititsm."--Animal Behavior

"An absorbing study of its subject. . . . A very readable book that is hard to put down."--Steve Gantlett, Birding World

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