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Seasonal decline in reproductive performance varies with colony size in the fairy martin, Petrochelidon ariel

Magrath, Michael; Santema, Peter; Bouwman, Karen; Brinkhuizen, D.M.; Griffith, Simon C.; Langmore, Naomi

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Reproductive success within populations often varies with the timing of breeding, typically declining over the season. This variation is usually attributed to seasonal changes in resource availability and/or differences in the quality or experience of breeders. In colonial species, the timing of breeding may be of particular importance because the costs and benefits of colonial breeding are likely to vary over the season and also with colony size. In this study, we examine the relationship...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/58027
Source: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00265-008-0700-7

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