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Life in the slow lane: Reproductive life history of the White-browed Scrubwren, an Australian endemic

Magrath, Robert D; Leedman, A; Gardner, Janet; Giannasca, A; Nathan, A; Yezerinac, S; Nicholls, James


An understanding of geographic and phylogenetic variation in passerine life histories is hampered by the scarcity of studies from the Southern Hemisphere. We documented the breeding biology of the White-browed Scrubwren (Sericornis frontalis), an Australia endemic in the Pardalotidae (parvorder Corvida). Like other members of the Pardalotidae, scrubwrens had a long laying interval (two days), a long incubation period (declining from 21 to 17 days through the season), and a long period of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Auk


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