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Norte A. C., Margos G., Becker N. S., Ramos J. A., Núncio M. S., Fingerle V., Araújo P. M., Adamík P., Alivizatos H., Barba E., Barrientos R., Cauchard L., Csörgő T., Diakou A., Dingemanse N. J., Doligez B., Dubiec A., Eeva T., Flaisz B., Grim T., Hau M., Heylen D., Hornok S., Kazantzidis S., Kováts D., Krause F., Literak I., Mänd R., Mentesana L., Morinay J., Mutanen M., Neto J. M., Nováková M., Sanz J. J., da Silva L. P., Sprong H., Tirri I.-S., Török J., Trilar T., Tyller Z., Visser M. E. & de Carvalho I. L. 2020: Host dispersal shapes the population structure of a tick‐borne bacterial pathogen. 
Molecular Ecology 29(3): 485–501. (doi: 10.1111/mec.15336)

Nyklová-Ondrová M., Hanley D. & Grim T. 2020: White stork nest altitude decreases as global temperatures increase.
Biologia 75(2): 273–278. (doi: 10.2478/s11756-019-00302-2)

Kysučan M., Samaš P. & Grim T. 2020: Post-fledging interactions between the common cuckoo Cuculus canorus and its cavity nesting common redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus host.
Ibis 162(1): 90–103. (doi: 10.1111/ibi.12719)


Samaš P., Kysučan M., Honza M. & Grim T. 2019: Multiple costs are relevant for evolution of host anti-parasite defences.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 286(1914): 20191690. (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.1690) (Invited commentary)

Abolins-Abols M., Hanley D., Moskát C., Grim T. & Hauber M. E. 2019: Anti-parasitic egg rejection by great reed warblers (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) tracks differences along an eggshell color gradient.
Behavioural Processes 166(9): 103902. (doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2019.103902)

Samaš P., Grim T., Jelínek V., Abraham M. M., Šulc M. & Honza M. 2019: No immediate or future extra costs of raising a virulent brood parasite chick.
Behavioral Ecology 30(4): 1020–1029. (doi: 10.1093/beheco/arz043)

Hanley D., Gern K., Hauber M. E. & Grim T. 2019: Host responses to foreign eggs across the avian visual color space.
American Naturalist 194(1): 17–27. (doi: 10.1086/703534)

Morelli F., Benedetti Y., Díaz M., Grim T., Ibánez-Álamo J. D., Jokimäki J., Kaisanlahti-Jokimäki M.-L., Tätte K., Markó G., Jiang Y., Tryjanowski P. & Moller A. P. 2019: Contagious fear: escape behavior increases with flock size in European gregarious birds.
Ecology and Evolution 9(10): 6096–6104. (doi: 10.1002/ece3.5193) (Open Access)

Hanley D., López A. V., Fiorini V. D., Reboreda J. C., Grim T. & Hauber M. E. 2019: Variation in multicomponent recognition cues alters egg rejection decisions: a test of the optimal acceptance threshold hypothesis.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 374(1769): 20180195. (doi: 10.1098/rstb.2018.0195) (Invited paper)


Trnka A., Samaš P. & Grim T. 2018: Consistent individual and sex-specific differences in behaviour of common cuckoo chicks: is there a potential impact on host-parasite coevolutionary dynamics?
Behaviour 155(13-15): 1051–1072. (doi: 10.1163/1568539X-00003522)

Samaš P., Rutila J., Honza M., Kysučan M. & Grim T. 2018: Rearing a virulent common cuckoo is not extra costly for its only cavity-nesting host.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 285(1889): 20181710. (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.1710)

Canniff L., Dainson M., López A. V., Hauber M. E., Grim T., Samaš P. & Hanley D. 2018: Probing the limits of egg recognition using egg rejection experiments along phenotypic gradients.
Journal of Visualized Experiments 138: e57512. (doi: 10.3791/57512)

Trnka A., Samaš P. & Grim T. 2018: Stability of a behavioural syndrome vs. plasticity in individual behaviours over the breeding cycle: ultimate and proximate explanations.
Behavioural Processes 153(8): 100–106. (doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2018.06.003)

Tyller Z., Kysučan M. & Grim T. 2018: Postfledging behavior of the common cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) attended by the chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs): a comprehensive approach to study the least known stage of brood parasite–host coevolution.
Wilson Journal of Ornithology 130(2): 536–542. (doi: 10.1676/16-223.1)
Supplementary Material Video


Samaš P., Heryán J. & Grim T. 2017: Corrigendum Samaš et al. 2013: Sylvia 49: 21–38.
Sylvia 53: 92. (doi: –) (in Czech and English) (Open Access)

Dainson M., Hauber M. E., López A. V., Grim T. & Hanley D. 2017: Does contrast between eggshell ground and spot coloration affect egg rejection?
The Science of Nature 104(7-8): 54. (doi: 10.1007/s00114-017-1476-2)

Grim T. 2017: Chick discrimination versus adaptive parasitic egg acceptance: the egg dilution effect hypothesis revisited.
Ornithological Science 16(2): 163–170. (doi: 10.2326/osj.16.163)

Grim T., Tyller Z. & Samaš P. 2017: Unusual diet of brood parasitic nestlings and its fitness consequences.
Auk 134(3): 732–750. (doi: 10.1642/AUK-16-242.1) (Open Access)
Supplemental Material Video S1, Video S2, Video S3Video S4

Samia D. S. M., Blumstein D. T., Díaz M., Grim T., Ibáñez-Álamo J. D., Jokimäki J., Tätte K., Markó G., Tryjanowski P. & Møller A. P. 2017: Rural-urban differences in escape behavior of European birds across a latitudinal gradient.
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 5: 66. (doi: 10.3389/fevo.2017.00066) (Open Access)

Manna T., Cooper C., Baylis S., Shawkey M. D., Waterhouse G. I. N., Grim T. & Hauber M. E. 2017: Does the house sparrow Passer domesticus represent a global model species for egg rejection behavior?
Journal of Avian Biology 48(3): 346–352. (doi: 10.1111/jav.01193)

Igic B., Hauber M. E., Moskát C., Grim T., Shawkey M. D., Procházka P. & Honza 2017: Brood parasite and host eggshells undergo similar levels of decalcification during embryonic development.
Journal of Zoology 301(3): 165–173. (doi: 10.1111/jzo.12408)

Hanley D., Grim T., Igic B., Samaš P., López A. V., Shawkey M. D. & Hauber M. E. 2017: Egg discrimination along a gradient of natural variation in eggshell coloration.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 284(1848): 20162592. (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.2592)
See accompanying videos of egg acceptance and rejection by hosts


Grim T. & Samaš P. 2016: Growth performance of nestling cuckoos Cuculus canorus in cavity nesting hosts.
Acta Ornithologica 51(2): 175–188. (doi: 10.3161/00016454AO2016.51.2.004) (Open Access)
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Vega M. L., Willemoes M., Thomson R. L., Tolvanen J., Rutila J., Samaš P., Strandberg R., Grim T., Fossøy F., Stokke B. G. & Thorup K. 2016: First-time migration in juvenile common cuckoos documented by satellite tracking.
PLoS ONE 11(12): e0168940. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0168940) (Open Access)

Grim T. 2016: McMullan M., Donegan T. M. & Quevedo A. 2010: Field Guide to the Birds of Colombia; McMullan M. & Donegan T. M. 2014: Field Guide to the Birds of Colombia. 2. vydání; Beckers J. & Florez P. 2013: Birdwatching in Colombia; Boesman P. 2012: Birds of Colombia – MP3 Sound Collection (1.0). (Book & DVD review).
Sylvia 52: 97–101. (doi: –) (in Czech, summary in English) (Open Access)

Grim T. 2016: Are cavity nesters really unsuitable hosts for the common cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)? An experiment with the blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) and collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis).
Sylvia 52(1): 53–66. (doi: –) (in Czech, summary in English) (Open Access)

Samaš P., Rutila J. & Grim T. 2016: The common redstart as a suitable model to study cuckoo-host coevolution in a unique ecological context.
BMC Evolutionary Biology 16: 255. (doi: 10.1186/s12862-016-0835-5) (Open Access)
Video Abstract

Li D., Zhang Z., Grim T., Liang W. & Stokke B. G. 2016: Explaining variation in brood parasitism rates between potential host species with similar habitat requirements.
Evolutionary Ecology 30(5): 905–923. (doi: 10.1007/s10682-016-9850-7)

Liang W., Møller A. P., Stokke B. G., Yang C., Kovařík P., Wang H., Yao C.-T., Ding P., Lu X., Moksnes A., Røskaft E. & Grim T. 2016: Geographic variation in egg ejection rate by great tits across 2 continents.
Behavioral Ecology 27(5): 1405–1412. (doi: 10.1093/beheco/arw061)

Hanley D., Šulc M., Brennan P. L. R., Hauber M. E., Grim T. & Honza M. 2016: Dynamic egg color mimicry.
Ecology and Evolution 6(12): 4192–4202. (doi: 10.1002/ece3.2187) (Open Access)


Verdes A., Cho W., Hossain M., Brennan P. L. R., Hanley D., Grim T., Hauber M. E. & Holford M. 2015: Nature’s palette: characterization of shared pigments in colorful avian and mollusk shells.
PLoS ONE 10(12): e0143545. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143545) (Open Access)

Møller A. P., Díaz M., Grim T., Dvorská A., Flensted-Jensen E., Ibáñez-Álamo J. D., Jokimäki J., Mänd R., Markó G., Szymański P. & Tryjanowski P. 2015: Effects of urbanization on bird phenology: a continental study of paired urban and rural populations.
Climate Research 66(3): 185–199. (doi: 10.3354/cr01344)

Dinets V., Samaš P., Croston R., Grim T. & Hauber M. E. 2015: Predicting the responses of native birds to transoceanic invasions by avian brood parasites.
Journal of Field Ornithology 86(3): 244–251. (doi: 10.1111/jofo.12111)

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Igic B., Zarate E., Sewell M. A., Moskát C., Cassey P., Rutila J., Grim T., Shawkey M. D. & Hauber M. E. 2015: A comparison of egg yolk lipid constituents between parasitic common cuckoos and their hosts.
Auk 132(4): 817–825. (doi: 10.1642/AUK-15-14.1)
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Trnka A., Trnka M. & Grim T. 2015: Do rufous common cuckoo females indeed mimic a predator? An experimental test.
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 116(1): 134–143. (doi: 10.1111/bij.12570)

Fecheyr-Lippens D. C., Igic B., D'Alba L., Hanley D., Verdes A., Holford M., Waterhouse G. I. N., Grim T., Hauber M. E. & Shawkey M. D. 2015: The cuticle modulates ultraviolet reflectance of avian eggshells.
Biology Open 4(7): 753–759. (doi: 10.1242/bio.012211) (Open Access)

Møller A. P., Díaz M., Flensted-Jensen E., Grim T., Ibáñez-Álamo J. D., Jokimäki J., Mänd R., Markó G. & Tryjanowski P. 2015: Urbanized birds have superior establishment success in novel environments.
Oecologia 178(3): 943–950. (doi: 10.1007/s00442-015-3268-8)

Díaz M., Cuervo J. J., Grim T., Flensted-Jensen E., Ibáñez-Álamo J. D., Jokimäki J., Markó G., Tryjanowski P. & Møller A. P. 2015: Interactive effects of fearfulness and geographical location on the population trends of breeding birds.
Behavioral Ecology 26(3): 716–721. (doi: 10.1093/beheco/aru211)

Hauber M. E., Tong L., Bán M., Croston R., Grim T., Waterhouse G. I. N., Shawkey M. D., Barron A. B. & Moskát C. 2015: The value of artificial stimuli in behavioral research: making the case for egg rejection studies in avian brood parasitism.
Ethology 121(6): 521–528. (doi: 10.1111/eth.12359)

Hanley D., Grim T., Cassey P. & Hauber M. E. 2015: Not so colourful after all: eggshell pigments constrain avian eggshell colour space.
Biology Letters 11(5): 20150087. (doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0087)

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Hanley D., Samaš P., Heryán J., Hauber M. E. & Grim T. 2015: Now you see it, now you don't: flushing hosts prior to experimentation can predict their responses to brood parasitism.
Scientific Reports 5: 9060. (doi: 10.1038/srep09060) (Open Access)
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Hanley D., Samaš P., Hauber M. E. & Grim T. 2015: Who moved my eggs? An experimental test of the egg arrangement hypothesis for the rejection of brood parasitic eggs.
Animal Cognition 18(1): 299–305. (doi: 10.1007/s10071-014-0800-x) (Open Access)

Igic B., Fecheyr-Lippens D., Xiao M., Chan A., Hanley D., Brennan P. R. L., Grim T., Waterhouse G. I. N., Hauber M. E. & Shawkey M. D. 2015: A nanostructural basis for gloss of avian eggshells.
Journal of the Royal Society Interface 12(103): 20141210. (doi: 10.1098/rsif.2014.1210)

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Samas P., Hauber M. E., Cassey P. & Grim T. 2014: The evolutionary causes of egg rejection in European thrushes (Turdus spp.): a reply to M. Soler.
Frontiers in Zoology 11(10): 72. (doi: 10.1186/s12983-014-0072-y) (Open Access)

Grim T., Samaš P., Procházka P. & Rutila J. 2014: Are tits really unsuitable hosts for the common cuckoo?
Ornis Fennica 91(3): 166–177. (doi: –)
See accompanying videos before and after fledging

Portugal S. J., Maurer G., Thomas G. H., Hauber M. E., Grim T. & Cassey P. 2014: Nesting behaviour influences species-specific gas exchange across avian eggshells.
Journal of Experimental Biology 217(18): 3326–3332. (doi: 10.1242/jeb.103291) (Open Access)

Portugal S. J., Hauber M. E., Maurer G., Stokke B. G., Grim T. & Cassey P. 2014: Rapid development of brood-parasitic cuckoo embryos cannot be explained by increased gas exchange through the eggshell.
Journal of Zoology 293(4): 219–226. (doi: 10.1111/jzo.12144)
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Hauber M. E., Samaš P., Anderson M. G., Rutila J., Low J., Cassey P. & Grim T. 2014: Life-history theory predicts host behavioural responses to experimental brood parasitism.
Ethology Ecology & Evolution 26(4): 349–364. (doi: 10.1080/03949370.2013.851121)

Trnka A. & Grim T. 2014: Testing for correlations between behaviours in a cuckoo host: why do host defences not covary?
Animal Behaviour 92(6): 185–193. (doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.04.006)

Grim T., Samaš P. & Hauber M. E. 2014: The repeatability of avian egg ejection behaviors across different temporal scales, breeding stages, female ages and experiences.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68(5): 749–759. (doi: 10.1007/s00265-014-1688-9)

Trnka A. & Grim T. 2014: Dynamic risk assessment: does a nearby breeding nest predator affect nest defence of its potential victim?
Journal of Ethology 32(2): 103–110. (doi: 10.1007/s10164-014-0400-x)

Samas P., Hauber M. E., Cassey P. & Grim T. 2014: Host responses to interspecific brood parasitism: a by-product of adaptations to conspecific parasitism?
Frontiers in Zoology 11(5): 34. (doi: 10.1186/1742-9994-11-34) (Open Access)

Vaicenbacher L., Grim T. & Greeney H. F. 2014: The nest and eggs of black-throated flowerpiercer Diglossa brunneiventris.
Cotinga 36: 56–57. (doi: –)


Samaš P., Heryán J. & Grim T. 2013: How does urbanization affect dispersal in Eurasian blackbirds (Turdus merula)?
Sylvia 49: 21–38. (doi: –) (in Czech, summary in English) (Open Access) 

Møller A. P., Grim T., Ibáñez-Álamo J. D., Markó G. & Tryjanowski, P. 2013: Change in flight initiation distance between urban and rural habitats following a cold winter.
Behavioral Ecology 24(5): 1211–1217. (doi: 10.1093/beheco/art054)

Polačiková L., Takasu F., Stokke B. G., Moksnes A., Røskaft E., Cassey P., Hauber M. E. & Grim T. 2013: Egg arrangement in avian clutches covaries with the rejection of foreign eggs.
Animal Cognition 16(5): 819–828. (doi: 10.1007/s10071-013-0615-1)

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Samaš P., Grim T., Hauber M. E., Cassey P., Weidinger K. & Evans K. L. 2013: Ecological predictors of reduced avian reproductive investment in the southern hemisphere.
Ecography 36(7): 809–818. (doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2012.07927.x)

Yang C., Stokke B. G., Antonov A., Cai Y., Shi S., Moksnes A., Røskaft E., Møller A. P., Liang W. & Grim T. 2013: Host selection in parasitic birds: are open-cup nesting insectivorous passerines always suitable cuckoo hosts?
Journal of Avian Biology 44(3): 216–220. (doi: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2013.00123.x)

Díaz M., Møller A. P., Flensted-Jensen E., Grim T., Ibáñez-Álamo J. D., Jokimäki J., Markó G. & Tryjanowski P. 2013: The geography of fear: a latitudinal gradient in anti-predator escape distances of birds across Europe.
PLoS ONE 8(5): e64634. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064634) (Open Access)

Trnka A. & Grim T. 2013: Color plumage polymorphism and predator mimicry in brood parasites.
Frontiers in Zoology 10(5): 25. (doi: 10.1186/1742-9994-10-25) (Open Access)

Grim T. 2013: Mimicry, signalling, and co-evolution. (Invited commentary)
Ethology 119(4): 270–277. (doi: 10.1111/eth.12067)

Trnka A. & Grim T. 2013: To compensate or not to compensate: testing the negotiation model in the context of nest defence.
Behavioral Ecology 24(1): 223–228. (doi: 10.1093/beheco/ars157)


Samaš P., Polačiková L., Hauber M. E., Cassey P. & Grim T. 2012: Egg rejection behaviour and clutch characteristics of the European Greenfinch introduced to New Zealand.
Chinese Birds 3(4): 330–338. (doi: 10.5122/cbirds.2012.0037)

Cassey P., Mikšík I., Portugal S. J., Maurer G., Ewen J. G., Zarate E., Sewell M. A., Karadas F., Grim T. & Hauber M. E. 2012: Avian eggshell pigments are not consistently correlated with colour measurements or egg constituents in two Turdus thrushes.
Journal of Avian Biology 43(6): 503–512. (doi: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2012.05576.x)

Møller A. P., Diaz M., Flensted-Jensen E., Grim T., Ibáñez-Álamo J. D., Jokimäki J., Mänd R., Markó G. & Tryjanowski P. 2012: High urban population density of birds reflects their timing of urbanization.
Oecologia 170(3): 867–875. (doi: 10.1007/s00442-012-2355-3)

Grim T. 2012: Leisler B. & Schulze-Hagen K. 2011: The reed warblers. Diversity in a uniform bird family. (Book review)
Auk 129(3): 566–567. (doi: 10.1525/auk.2012.129.3.566)

Cassey P., Thomas G. H., Portugal S. J., Maurer G., Hauber M. E., Grim T., Lovell P. G. & Mikšík I. 2012: Why are birds’ eggs colourful? Eggshell pigments co-vary with life history and nesting ecology among British breeding non-passerine birds.
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 106(3): 657–672. (doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2012.01877.x)

Grim T. 2012: Šťastný, K. & Hudec, K. (eds.) Fauna ČR. Ptáci. Volume 3, Parts I and II. (Book review)
Ibis 154(3): 650–651. (doi: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.2012.01249.x)

Trnka A., Prokop P. & Grim T. 2012: Uncovering dangerous cheats: how do avian hosts recognize adult brood parasites?
PLoS ONE 7(5): e37445. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037445) (Open Access)

Igic B., Cassey P., Grim T., Greenwood D. R., Moskát C., Rutila J. & Hauber M. E. 2012: A shared chemical basis of avian host–parasite egg colour mimicry.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 279(1731): 1068–1076. (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.1718)


Grim T. 2011: Ornithology: a science for everyone? (Invited commentary)
Tichodroma 23: 115–125. (doi: –) (in Czech, summary in English) (Open Access)

Igic B., Braganza K., Hyland M. M., Silyn-Roberts H., Cassey P., Grim T., Rutila J., Moskát C. & Hauber M. E. 2011: Alternative mechanisms of increased eggshell hardness of avian brood parasites relative to host species.
Journal of the Royal Society Interface 8(64): 1654–1664. (doi: 10.1098/rsif.2011.0207)

Polačiková L., Hauber M. E., Procházka P., Cassey P., Honza M. & Grim T. 2011: A sum of its individual parts? Relative contributions of different eggshell regions to intraclutch variation in birds.
Journal of Avian Biology 42(4): 370–373. (doi: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2011.05202.x)

Samaš P., Hauber M. E., Cassey P. & Grim T. 2011: Repeatability of foreign egg rejection: testing the assumptions of co-evolutionary theory.
Ethology 117(7): 606–619. (doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2011.01917.x)

Grim T. 2011: Ejecting chick cheats: a changing paradigm?
Frontiers in Zoology 8(6): 14. (doi: 10.1186/1742-9994-8-14) (Open Access)

Grim T., Samaš P., Moskát C., Kleven O., Honza M., Moksnes A., Røskaft E. & Stokke B. G. 2011: Constraints on host choice: why do parasitic birds rarely exploit some common potential hosts?
Journal of Animal Ecology 80(3): 508–518. (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2010.01798.x)


Igic B., Hauber M. E., Galbraith J. A., Grim T., Dearborn D. C., Brennan P. L. R., Moskát C., Choudhary P. K. & Cassey P. 2010: Comparison of micrometer- and scanning electron microscope-based measurements of avian eggshell thickness.
Journal of Field Ornithology 81(4): 402–410. (doi: 10.1111/j.1557-9263.2010.00296.x)

Polačiková L. & Grim T. 2010: Blunt egg pole holds cues for alien egg discrimination: experimental evidence.
Journal of Avian Biology 41(2): 111–116. (doi: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2010.04983.x)

Igic B., Greenwood D. R., Palmer D. J., Cassey P., Gill B. J., Grim T., Brennan P. L. R., Bassett S. M., Battley P. F. & Hauber M. E. 2010: Detecting pigments from colourful eggshells of extinct birds.
Chemoecology 20(1): 43–48. (doi: 10.1007/s00049-009-0038-2)


Igic B., Cassey P., Samaš P., Grim T. & Hauber M. E. 2009: Cigarette butts form a perceptually cryptic component of song thrush Turdus philomelos nests.
Notornis 56(3): 134–138. (doi: –)

Anderson M. G., Moskát C., Bán M., Grim T., Cassey P. & Hauber M. E. 2009: Egg eviction imposes a recoverable cost of virulence in chicks of a brood parasite.
PLoS ONE 4(11): e7725. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007725) (Open Access)

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Grim T. 2009: Ridgely R. S. & Tudor G. 2009: Field Guide to the Songbirds of South America. The Passerines; Rodriguez Mata J. R., Erize F. & Rumboll M. 2006: A Field Guide to the Birds of South America: Non-Passerines: From rheas to woodpeckers. (Book review).
Sylvia 45: 167–170. (doi: –) (in Czech, summary in English) (Open Access)

Grim T., Rutila J., Cassey P. & Hauber M. E. 2009: The cost of virulence: an experimental study of egg eviction by brood parasitic chicks.
Behavioral Ecology 20(5): 1138–1146. (doi: 10.1093/beheco/arp108)
Supplementary Material Video (see also this video)

Grim T. 2009: The “beer vs. science” affair: illuminating drawbacks of current ecology. (Invited commentary)
Web Ecology 9: 24–29. (doi: –) (Open Access)

Grim T., Rutila J., Cassey P. & Hauber M. E. 2009: Experimentally constrained virulence is costly for common cuckoo chicks.
Ethology 115(1): 14–22. (doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2008.01574.x)


Grim T. 2008: Begging behavior of the fledgling rusty-breasted cuckoo (Cacomantis sepulcralis).
Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120(4): 887–890. (doi: 10.1676/07-145.1)

Cassey P., Honza M., Grim T. & Hauber M. E. 2008: The modelling of avian visual perception predicts behavioural rejection responses to variable egg colours.
Biology Letters 4(5): 515–517. (doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2008.0279)

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Grim T. 2008: A possible role of social activity to explain differences in publication output among ecologists.
Oikos 117(4): 484–487. (doi: 10.1111/j.2008.0030-1299.16551.x)

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Grim T. 2008: Are blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla) defending their nests also calling for help from their neighbours?
Journal of Ornithology 149(2): 169–180. (doi: 10.1007/s10336-007-0257-7)

Grim T. 2008: Wing-shaking and wing-patch as nestling begging strategies: their importance and evolutionary origins. (Review paper)
Journal of Ethology 26(1): 9–15. (doi: 10.1007/s10164-007-0037-0)
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Straka O. & Grim T. 2007: Nest site selection in the Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).
Sylvia 43: 109–122. (doi: –) (in Czech, summary in English) (Open Access)

Krist M. & Grim T. 2007: Are blue eggs a sexually selected signal of female collared flycatchers? A cross-fostering experiment.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61(6): 863–876. (doi: 10.1007/s00265-006-0315-9)

Grim T. 2007: Equal rights for chick brood parasites.
Annales Zoologici Fennici 44(1): 1–7. (doi: –)

Grim T. 2007: Experimental evidence for chick discrimination without recognition in a brood parasite host.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 274(1608): 373–381. (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2006.3731)

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Grim T. 2006: Low virulence of brood parasitic chicks: adaptation or constraint?
Ornithological Science 5(2): 237–242. (doi: 10.2326/1347-0558(2006)5[237:LVOBPC]2.0.CO;2)

Grim T. 2006: Cuckoo growth performance in parasitized and unused hosts: not only host size matters.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 60(5): 716–723. (doi: 10.1007/s00265-006-0215-z)

Grim T. 2006: Avian foraging studies: an overlooked source of distribution data for macroecological and conservation studies.
Diversity and Distributions 12(5): 630–632. (doi: 10.1111/j.1366-9516.2006.00251.x)

Grim T. 2006: The evolution of nestling discrimination by hosts of parasitic birds: why is rejection so rare? (Review paper)
Evolutionary Ecology Research 8(5): 785–802. (doi: –)

Grim T. 2006: An exceptionally high diversity of hoverflies (Syrphidae) in the food of the reed warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus).
Biologia 61(1): 235–239. (doi: 10.2478/s11756-006-0036-6)

Grim T. & Šumbera R. 2006: A new record of the endangered white-winged nightjar (Eleothreptus candicans) from Beni, Bolivia.
Wilson Journal of Ornithology 118(1): 109–112. (doi: 10.1676/04-129.1)


Matysioková B. & Grim T. 2005: Who determines length of the nestling period in open nesting passerines: parents or offspring?
Sylvia 41: 35–49. (doi: –) (in Czech, summary in English) (Open Access)

Grim T. & Vermouzek Z. 2005: Mayer S. 2000: Birds of Bolivia; Scharringa J. 2001: Birds of Tropical Asia; Krabbe N. & Nilsson J. 2003: Birds of Ecuador (CD & DVD review).
Sylvia 41: 147–150. (doi: –) (in Czech, summary in English) (Open Access)

Grim T. 2005: Host recognition of brood parasites: implications for methodology in studies of enemy recognition.
Auk 122(2): 530–543. (doi: 10.1642/0004-8038(2005)122[0530:HROBPI]2.0.CO;2)

Grim T. 2005: Mimicry vs. similarity: which resemblances between brood parasites and their hosts are mimetic and which are not? (Review paper)
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 84(1): 69–78. (doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2005.00414.x)


Matysioková B. & Grim T. 2004: Další výskyt ústřičníka velkého (Haematopus ostralegus) v hnízdním období na Dunaji.
Tichodroma 16: 75–76. (doi: –) (in Czech, summary in English) (Open Access)

Honza M., Grim T., Čapek M., Moksnes A. & Røskaft E. 2004: Nest defence, enemy recognition and nest inspection behaviour of experimentally parasitised reed warblers Acrocephalus scirpaceus.
Bird Study 51(3): 256–263. (doi: 10.1080/00063650409461361)


Grim T., Kleven O. & Mikulica O. 2003: Nestling discrimination without recognition: a possible defence mechanism for hosts towards cuckoo parasitism?
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 270: S73–S75. (doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2003.0017)


Grim T. 2002: Veselovský Z. 2001: Obecná ornitologie (Book review).
Sylvia 38: 137–139. (doi: –) (in Czech, summary in English) (Open Access)

Grim T. 2002: Why is mimicry in cuckoo eggs sometimes so poor?
Journal of Avian Biology 33(3): 302–305. (doi: 10.1034/j.1600-048X.2002.330312.x)


Grim T. & Honza M. 2001: Differences in behaviour of closely related thrushes (Turdus philomelos and T. merula) to experimental parasitism by the common cuckoo Cuculus canorus.
Biologia 56(5): 549–556. (doi: –)

Honza M., Picman J., Grim T., Novák V., Čapek M. & Mrlík V. 2001: How to hatch from an egg of great structural strength. A study of the common cuckoo.
Journal of Avian Biology 32(3): 249–255. (doi: 10.1111/j.0908-8857.2001.320307.x)

Grim T. 2001: Davies 2000: Cuckoos, cowbirds and other cheats. (Book review)
Folia Zoologica 50(1): 26. (doi: –)

Grim T. 2001: Rothstein & Robinson (eds.) 1998: Parasitic birds and their hosts. Studies in coevolution. (Book review)
Folia Zoologica 50(1): 18. (doi: –)

Grim T. & Honza M. 2001: Does supernormal stimulus influence parental behaviour of the cuckoo’s host?
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 49(4): 322–329. (doi: 10.1007/s002650000295)


Grim T. 2000: An interesting observation of redirected activity in the song thrush (Turdus philomelos).
Sylvia 36(2): 161–163. (doi: –) (in Czech, summary in English) (Open Access)


Grim T. 1999: Food of great reed warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) young.
Sylvia 35(2): 93–99. (doi: –) (in Czech, summary in English) (Open Access)


Grim T. & Honza M. 1997: Differences in parental care of reed warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) in its own nestlings and parasitic cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) chicks.
Folia Zoologica 46(2): 135–142. (doi: –)


Grim T. & Honza M. 1996: Effect of habitat on the diet of reed warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) nestlings.
Folia Zoologica 45(1): 31–34. (doi: –)


Grim T. 1995: Pozorování potáplice lední Gavia immer u Pasohlávek.
Zprávy ČSO 41: 11. (doi: –)


Grim T. 1992: Zahnízdění slavíka modráčka středoevropského Luscinia svecica cyanecula Meisner, 1804 na Českomoravské vrchovině.
Moravský ornitolog 1992(3): 15–16. (doi: –)


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