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Evolutionary origins and persistence of infidelity in Malurus: the least faithful birds

Cockburn, Andrew; Brouwer, Lyanne; Double, Michael; Margraf, Nicolas; van de Pol, Martijn


Fairy-wrens (genus Malurus) maintain territories year round, and breed cooperatively, with all members of the social group provisioning young. Despite living with several adult males, the breeding female typically cuckolds all of them, seeking fertilisati

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Emu
DOI: 10.1071/MU12094


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