Noun, Suru verb
1. brood parasitism (planting one's eggs in another bird's nest, as demonstrated by the cuckoo, etc.)
Wikipedia definition
2. Brood parasiteBrood parasites are organisms that use the strategy of brood parasitism, a kind of kleptoparasitism found among birds, fish or insects, involving the manipulation and use of host individuals either of the same (intraspecific brood-parasitism) or different species (interspecific brood-parasitism) to raise the young of the brood-parasite. This relieves the parasitic parent from the investment of rearing young or building nests, enabling them to spend more time foraging, producing offspring etc.
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Other forms
託卵 【たくらん】
託卵: Irregular kanji usage.


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