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Table 3 Sample size for playback trials of song (control = striated thornbill, low risk = little bronze-cuckoo, moderate risk = shining bronze-cuckoo, and high risk = Horsfield’s bronze-cuckoo) in the territories of superb fairy-wrens on Kangaroo Island during (a) the opportunistic breeding period, and (b) the peak breeding period of the host

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

Location Control Low Risk cuckoo Moderate risk High risk cuckoo
(a) Opportunistic breeding period (low cuckoo risk)
Flinders Chase 4 7 7 7
Kelly Caves 4 3 3 3
Vivonne Bay 4 15 17 16
Total 12 25 27 26
(b) Peak breeding period (high cuckoo risk)
Flinders Chase 4 9 7 8
Kelly Caves 4 9 9 9
Vivonne Bay 4 7 6 7
Total 12 25 22 24