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Parent presence, delayed dispersal, and territory acquisition in the Seychelles warbler

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

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The presence of parents in the natal territory may play an important, but often overlooked, role in natal dispersal and the consequent acquisition of a territory. Living with parents in a territory may confer a fitness advantage to subordinates through, for example, the nepotistic behavior of the parents or indirect benefits gained by helping to raise nondescendent kin. When a parent is replaced by a stepparent, such advantages are reduced or disappear and, as a result, subordinates may...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/63292
Source: Behavioral Ecology
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arm047

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