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Interactive video lesson plan for: 6 Organisms That Cheat the System

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Humans are not the only animal that use cheats to make things easier. Some of the animals and plants have weird but very clever cheating skills to survive in their environment, too.


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Sources:
https://www.britannica.com/science/nectar
http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=634796
http://www.jstor.org/stable/4163964
http://www.jstor.org/stable/3450570
http://zootis.zoologi.su.se/research/leimar/fulltext/Bshary_etal2008.pdf
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/187396/0
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1809949/pdf/14667394.pdf
http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/the-ecology-of-avian-brood-parasitism-14724491
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Brown-headed_Cowbird/
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347212004010
http://www.pnas.org/content/94/18/9723.full
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC411366/pdf/pnas00014-0377.pdf
http://www.amjbot.org/content/92/8/1342.full

Image Sources:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Slaty_Flowerpiercer_RWD5.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cleaning_station_konan.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brown-headed_Cowbird_(14115656207).jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eastern_Phoebe-nest-Brown-headed-Cowbird-egg.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Savannah_Sparrow,_Passerculus_sandwichensis,_and_Brown_headed_Cowbird,_Molothrus_ater,_nest_eggs_parasitism_closeup.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hyla_arborea_(Marek_Szczepanek).jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photuris#/media/File:Photuris_lucicrescens.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/52450054@N04/31759434616/in/photolist-J8hPju-dfTB3w-xZvStE-QotpqU-G9gb3b-u2mifa
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Photinus#/media/File:Photinus_sp.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mwhitehead/12662876285/in/photolist-khYxXc-dVU7gy-dVU5dW-dVNvLp-dVU55N Photo by Michael Whitehead
https://www.flickr.com/photos/129808517@N08/16616316055/in/photolist-umSs7P-rjjXRR-dSPtf3-qnydRH-8dpRY7-2PdyE4-2Pdytp-CKkLmY-5WgS3U-QHs9sw-umSrEX-viH4Ck Photo by alice nicolson

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