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Reproductive success, dimorphism and sex allocation in the brown falcon Falco berigora

McDonald, Paul


This project describes various aspects of the breeding ecology and behaviour of the brown falcon Falco berigora, a common but poorly study Australian raptor. In particular it examines (a) the main influences on reproductive success; (b) tests predictions of theories proposed to explain the evolution and maintenance of sexual size dimorphism (RSD; females the larger sex) in raptors; and (c) investigates sex allocation patterns in the light of current sex ratio and parental investment theory. The...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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