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Mate-guarding intensity increases with breeding synchrony in the colonial fairy martin, Petrochelidon ariel

Hammers, Martijn; von Engelhardt, Nikolaus; Langmore, Naomi; Komdeur, Jan; Griffith, Simon C.; Magrath, Michael

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Extrapair paternity (EPP) is common in many socially monogamous species, influencing patterns of sexual selection and shaping many aspects of reproductive behaviour. However, factors explaining variation in the occurrence of EPP, both within and between populations, remain poorly understood. One ecological factor that has received considerable attention is breeding synchrony, but the proposed mechanisms remain contentious and the findings from the large number of correlational studies have been...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/59780
Source: Animal Behaviour
DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.06.013

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