Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Predation risk is unlikely to account for the failure of subordinate speckled warblers Chthonicola sagittata to help at the nest

Gardner, Janet


The predator avoidance hypothesis suggests that the failure of subordinate birds to provision nestlings in communally breeding species is a consequence of increased predation risk. Parents exclude subordinates from the nest area and thus reduce the frequency of predator-attracting visits when the nest is most vulnerable, leading to increased reproductive success. I evaluated this hypothesis for the speckled warbler Chthonicola sagittata, a group-living member of the Pardalotidae in which...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Avian Biology
DOI: 10.1111/j.2007.0908-8857.03938.x


File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Gardner_Predation_risk_is_unlikely_to_2007.pdf201.15 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  23 August 2018/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator