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  • Juvenile cowbirds sneak out at night, study finds

    An advanced tracking system revealed the secret habits of young cowbirds, like this one with a radio transmitter on its back.

    Photo by Mike Ward


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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Matthew Louder, call 660-441-7509; email

    To reach Jeffrey Hoover, call 217-244-2922; email

    To reach Wendy Schelsky, call 217-333-4712; email

    The paper “Out on their own: A test of adult-assisted dispersal in fledgling brood parasites reveals solitary departures from hosts” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.