brood parasitism

noun

Definition of brood parasitism

: social parasitism among birds characterized by a bird of one species laying its eggs in the nest of a bird of another species and giving no parental care to the eggs

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“Brood parasitism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brood%20parasitism. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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