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Sex biased natal dispersal is not a fixed trait in a stable population of Seychelles warblers

Eikenaar, Cas; Brouwer, Lyanne; Komdeur, Jan; Richardson, David S.


We observed a change in the sex-specific rate of delayed natal dispersal in a stable population of Seychelles warblers over a period of 20 years. At first, females were more likely to delay dispersal in their first year of life than were males, whereas later there was no sex bias in the rate of delayed natal dispersal. Similarly, the female-bias in helping-at-the-nest and the male-bias in floating have also weakened over time. These changes may have resulted from the decrease in variation in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Behaviour
DOI: 10.1163/000579510X510511


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