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Cuckoo bird mafias

  1. Apr 29, 2010 #1
    According to cracked.com in this article:

    http://www.cracked.com/article_16762_6-biggest-assholes-in-animal-kingdom.html

    Cuckoo birds will gang up on any bird that won't take care of the cuckoos' eggs, but according to wikipedia:

    "birds whose nests are at high risk of cuckoo-contamination are known to mob cuckoos to drive them out of the area."

    It is the other way around. Did cracked make a mistake, or does it go both ways? Which birds are forming the mobs? Is it just the ones that cuckoos take advantage of, or is it both the cuckoos and the victims?
     
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