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Male incubation feeding in songbirds responds differently to nest predation risk across hemispheres

Matysiokova, Beata; Cockburn, Andrew; Remes, Vladimir

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Evolution of parental care behaviour has been of considerable interest to behavioural ecologists for a long time. Incubation feeding, where an individual incubating eggs is provisioned by another individual, is an important component of avian parental care. It may be critical for breeding success by allowing the incubating bird to spend more time on the eggs. However, very little is known about environmental factors shaping incubation feeding, and incubation behaviour in general, of tropical...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/64237
Source: Animal Behaviour
DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.09.018

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