Skip to main content

Table 1 Table 1 The response of superb fairy-wrens to the playback of cuckoo song (N=149 cuckoo playback experiments) on Kangaroo Island during the (a) opportunistic breeding period (low cuckoo risk) (N=78 trials), and (b) peak breeding period (high cuckoo risk) (N = 71 trials) of the host.

From: Host response to cuckoo song is predicted by the future risk of brood parasitism

Response variable Df F-value P-value
a) Opportunistic breeding period    
No. of Alarm Calls 2 8.67 0.001
Min. Distance to Approach (m) 2 1.01 0.34
Latency to Respond (s) 2 0.61 0.55
b) Peak breeding period
No. of Alarm Calls 2 10.98 0.001
Min. Distance to Approach (m) 2 13.84 0.001
Latency to Respond (s) 2 14.44 0.001
  1. Results are shown for a separate MANOVA test per breeding period: the predictor variable was Playback Stimulus (low risk, moderate risk, high risk cuckoo).
  2. Opportunistic breeding period (low cuckoo risk).