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Subordinate superb fairy-wrens ( Malurus cyaneus) parasitize the reproductive success of attractive dominant males

Double, Michael; Cockburn, Andrew

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Explanations of cooperative breeding have largely focused on the indirect benefits philopatric offspring gain from investing in kin. However, recent molecular studies have revealed that in many species subordinates provision unrelated offspring. This has

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/72048
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2002.2261

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