Together with Steven Portugal (Royal Holloway University of London), Ros Gloag (University of Sydney), and Claire Spottiswoode (University of Cape Town / University of Cambridge), we now have a special issue on brood parasitism published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Read a summary about it here.
One big problem young animals face is finding food, particularly when they have little experience to help them. Even human teenagers can struggle when there’s no one else around to do the shopping, and for wild animals, making the best foraging decisions is even more crucial for their survival. Victoria Franks is investigating how juvenile birds overcome this challenge during her PhD. Read about her latest results here on age differences in learning strategies by adult and juvenile hihi.