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Climate as an evolutionary driver of nest morphology in birds: A Review

Perez, Daniela; Gardner, Janet; Medina, Iliana


Avian nests are critical for successful reproduction in birds. Nest microclimate can affect egg development, chick growth and fledgling success, suggesting that nest building behavior should be under strong selective pressure to nesting conditions. Given that the internal microclimate of the nest is critical for avian fitness, it is expected that nest morphology is shaped by the local environment. Here we review the relationship between nest morphology and climate across species' distributions....[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2020.566018
Access Rights: Open Access


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