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Why some species of birds do not avoid inbreeding: insights from New Zealand robins and saddlebacks

Jamieson, Ian G.; Taylor, Sabrina S.; Tracy, Lisa N.; Kokko, Hanna; Armstrong, Doug P.

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When dispersal options are limited and encounters with relatives are likely, individuals need to recognize and avoid mating with kin to avoid the fitness costs of close inbreeding. New Zealand robins and saddlebacks are genetically monogamous and possess

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/58738
Source: Behavioral Ecology
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arp034

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