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Table 2 A single model test of the response of superb fairy-wrens to the playback of cuckoo song (N=149 cuckoo playback experiments) on Kangaroo Island

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

Factors Response variable Df F-value P-value
Playback No. of Alarm Calls 2 32.146 0.001
  Min. Distance to Approach (m) 2 16.743 0.001
  Latency to Respond (s) 2 10.47 0.001
Breeding Period No. of Alarm Calls 1 37.98 0.001
  Min. Distance to Approach (m) 1 12.29 0.001
  Latency to Respond (s) 1 5.47 0.020
Playback × Breeding Period No. of Alarm Calls 2 6.63 0.001
  Min. Distance to Approach (m) 2 5.18 0.002
  Latency to Respond (s) 2 4.94 0.002
Playback ID No. of Alarm Calls 2 0.001 0.994
  Min. Distance to Approach (m) 2 2.43 0.121
  Latency to Respond (s) 2 3.41 0.067
Study Site No. of Alarm Calls 2 0.30 0.583
  Min. Distance to Approach (m) 2 0.41 0.521
  Latency to Respond (s) 2 4.97 0.027
  1. The predictor variables were playback stimulus (low risk, moderate risk, high risk cuckoo) and breeding period (peak, opportunistic). Playback ID and Study Site were entered as random effects.