Cuckoo: Cuckoo

Description Format Details Source References

Description

Lengths of cuckoo eggs laid in other birds' nests

Format

A dataset with 120 observations on the following 2 variables.

Bird Type of bird nest: mdw_pipit (meadow pipit), tree_pipit,
hedge_sparrow, robin, wagtail, or wren
Length Cuckoo egg length (in mm)

Details

Cuckoos are knows to lay their eggs in the nests of other (host) birds. The eggs are then adopted and hatched by the host birds. The data give the lengths of cuckoo eggs found in nests of varous other bird species.

Source

Downloaded from DASL at http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/DASL/Datafiles/cuckoodat.html

References

"The Egg of Cuculus Canorus. An Enquiry into the Dimensions of the Cuckoo's Egg and the Relation of the Variations to the Size of the Eggs of the Foster-Parent, with Notes on Coloration", by Oswald H. Latter, Biometrika, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Jan., 1902), pp. 164-176.



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