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Burke Ornithology collections constantly inspire new research ideas, such as these recent publications. For more about the stories behind this research, see Collections: Inspiring discoveries.

Drovetski, S. V. 1996. Influence of the trailing-edge notch on flight performance of Galliforms. Auk 113: 802-810.

Freeman, S. 1988. Egg variability and conspecific nest parasitism in the Ploceus Weaverbirds. Ostrich 59: 49-53.

Jackson, W. M. 1992a. Relative importance of parasitism by Chrysococcyx cuckoos versus conspecific nest parasitism in the Northern Masked Weaver Ploceus taeniopterus. Ornis Scandinavica 32:203-206.

Jackson, W. M. 1992b. Estimating conspecific nest parasitism in the northern masked weaver based on within-female variability in egg appearance. Auk 109(3): 435-443.

Jackson, W. M. 1993. Causes of conspecific nest parasitism in the northern masked weaver. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 32:119-126.

Rohwer, S., and J. Manning. 1990. Differences in timing and number of molts for Baltimore and Bullocks: Implications to hybrid fitness and theories of delayed plumage maturation. Condor 92:125-140.

Rohwer, S., and C. D. Spaw. 1988. Evolutionary lag versus bill-size constraints: a comparative study of the acceptance of cowbird eggs by old hosts. Evolutionary Ecology 2: 27-36.

Rohwer, S., C. D. Spaw, and E. Roskaft. 1989. Costs to Northern Orioles of Puncture-ejecting Parasitic Cowbird eggs from their nests. Auk 106:734-738.

Spaw, C. D., and S. Rohwer. 1987. A comparative study of eggshell thickness in cowbirds and other passerines. Condor 89: 307-318.

Wimberger, P. H. 1984. The use of green plant material in bird nests to avoid parasites. Auk 101: 615-618.

Young, B. E. 1991. Annual molts and interruption of the fall migration for molting in Lazuli Buntings. Condor 93: 236-250.