Claire N Spottiswoode

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Improvement of individual camouflage through background choice in ground-nesting birds.

Nat Ecol Evol 2017 Sep 31;1(9):1325-1333. Epub 2017 Jul 31.

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ, UK.

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September 2017

Breeding decisions and output are correlated with both temperature and rainfall in an arid-region passerine, the sociable weaver.

R Soc Open Sci 2017 Sep 13;4(9):170835. Epub 2017 Sep 13.

CIBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, InBio, Laboratório Associado, University of Porto, Campus Agrário de Vairão, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal.

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September 2017

The most perfect thing, explained.

Science 2017 06;356(6344):1234-1235

Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, DST-NRF Centre of Excellence, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa.

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June 2017

Does coevolution with a shared parasite drive hosts to partition their defences among species?

Proc Biol Sci 2017 May;284(1854)

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK

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May 2017

Relative advantages of dichromatic and trichromatic color vision in camouflage breaking.

Behav Ecol 2017 Mar-Apr;28(2):556-564. Epub 2017 Feb 4.

University of Exeter, School of Biosciences, Penryn Campus, Penryn TR10 9FE, UK.

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February 2017

Nest covering in plovers: How modifying the visual environment influences egg camouflage.

Ecol Evol 2016 10 29;6(20):7536-7545. Epub 2016 Sep 29.

Centre for Ecology and Conservation University of Exeter Penryn UK.

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October 2016

Coupled range dynamics of brood parasites and their hosts responding to climate and vegetation changes.

J Anim Ecol 2016 Sep 9;85(5):1191-9. Epub 2016 Jun 9.

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ, UK.

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September 2016

Reciprocal signaling in honeyguide-human mutualism.

Science 2016 07;353(6297):387-9

The Ratel Trust, Niassa Carnivore Project, Private Bag X18, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa.

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July 2016

Camouflage predicts survival in ground-nesting birds.

Sci Rep 2016 Jan 29;6:19966. Epub 2016 Jan 29.

University of Cambridge, Department of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK.

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January 2016

Antagonistic effect of helpers on breeding male and female survival in a cooperatively breeding bird.

J Anim Ecol 2015 Sep 30;84(5):1354-62. Epub 2015 Apr 30.

Percy FitzPatrick Institute, DST-NRF Centre of Excellence, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

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September 2015

Fine-scale genetic structure reflects sex-specific dispersal strategies in a population of sociable weavers (Philetairus socius).

Mol Ecol 2015 Aug 3;24(16):4296-311. Epub 2015 Aug 3.

Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK.

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August 2015

Hosts of avian brood parasites have evolved egg signatures with elevated information content.

Proc Biol Sci 2015 Jul;282(1810)

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK DST-NRF Centre of Excellence at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa

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July 2015

The sight of an adult brood parasite near the nest is an insufficient cue for a honeyguide host to reject foreign eggs.

Ibis (Lond 1859) 2015 Jul 11;157(3):626-630. Epub 2015 Apr 11.

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ, UK ; Percy FitzPatrick Institute, DST-NRF Centre of Excellence, University of Cape Town Rondebosch, 7701, South Africa.

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July 2015

Repeated targeting of the same hosts by a brood parasite compromises host egg rejection.

Nat Commun 2013 ;4:2475

1] Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK [2].

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April 2014

Climate, social factors and research disturbance influence population dynamics in a declining sociable weaver metapopulation.

Oecologia 2014 Feb 26;174(2):413-25. Epub 2013 Sep 26.

South African National Biodiversity Institute, P/Bag X7, Claremont, 7735, South Africa,

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February 2014

Evolution. How cooperation defeats cheats.

Science 2013 Dec;342(6165):1452-3

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ, UK.

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December 2013

Brain size and morphology of the brood-parasitic and cerophagous honeyguides (Aves: Piciformes).

Brain Behav Evol 2013 24;81(3):170-86. Epub 2013 Apr 24.

DST/NRF Center of Excellence, Percy FitzPatrick Institute, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

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October 2013

A brood parasite selects for its own egg traits.

Biol Lett 2013 Oct 21;9(5):20130573. Epub 2013 Aug 21.

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

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October 2013

Maternal effects in the highly communal sociable weaver may exacerbate brood reduction and prepare offspring for a competitive social environment.

Oecologia 2013 Feb 5;171(2):379-89. Epub 2012 Sep 5.

Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK.

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February 2013

Host-parasite arms races and rapid changes in bird egg appearance.

Am Nat 2012 May 23;179(5):633-48. Epub 2012 Mar 23.

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, United Kingdom.

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May 2012

A stab in the dark: chick killing by brood parasitic honeyguides.

Biol Lett 2012 Apr 7;8(2):241-4. Epub 2011 Sep 7.

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

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April 2012

How to evade a coevolving brood parasite: egg discrimination versus egg variability as host defences.

Proc Biol Sci 2011 Dec 13;278(1724):3566-73. Epub 2011 Apr 13.

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK.

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December 2011

Ancient host specificity within a single species of brood parasitic bird.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2011 Oct 26;108(43):17738-42. Epub 2011 Sep 26.

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, United Kingdom.

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October 2011

Visual modeling shows that avian host parents use multiple visual cues in rejecting parasitic eggs.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2010 May 26;107(19):8672-6. Epub 2010 Apr 26.

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK.

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May 2010

Maternal effects mediated by antioxidants and the evolution of carotenoid-based signals in birds.

Am Nat 2009 Nov;174(5):696-708

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) Unité Mixte de Recherche (UMR) 7103, Laboratoire de Parasitologie Evolutive, Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6, 7 quai Saint Bernard, F-75252 Paris, France.

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November 2009

Fine-scale life-history variation in sociable weavers in relation to colony size.

J Anim Ecol 2009 May 2;78(3):504-12. Epub 2008 Dec 2.

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK.

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May 2009

Phenotypic sorting in morphology and reproductive investment among sociable weaver colonies.

Oecologia 2007 Dec 9;154(3):589-600. Epub 2007 Sep 9.

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ, UK.

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December 2007

Evolution of yolk androgens in birds: development, coloniality, and sexual dichromatism.

Am Nat 2007 Jun 3;169(6):802-19. Epub 2007 Apr 3.

Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas), Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, Madrid, Spain.

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June 2007

Sexual selection predicts advancement of avian spring migration in response to climate change.

Proc Biol Sci 2006 Dec;273(1605):3023-9

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK.

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December 2006