Many species of cuckoos are brood parasites. The females lay their eggs in the nests of smaller bird species, who then raise the young cuckoos at the expense of their own young. Data on the lengths, in millimeters (mm), of cuckoo eggs found in the nests of three bird species-the Tree Pipit, Hedge Sparrow, and Pied Wagtail-were collected by the late O. M. Latter in 1902 and used by L. H. C. Tippett in his text The Methods of Statistics (New York: Wiley, 1952, p. 176). Use the following boxplots to compare the lengths of cuckoo eggs found in the nests of the three bird species, paying special attention to center and variation.

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