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Some endangered or threatened species populations have been adversely affected by cowbird parasitism to the point where cowbird trapping programs have been implemented.
The cowbird practice of brood parasitism can, and has, had serious implications for other native birds.
After all, such complex parasitism is serious evolutionary trickery.
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