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The importance of pair duration and biparental care to reproductive success in the monogamous Australian magpie-lark

Hall, Michael


Biparental care is common in birds, where monogamy is the predominant mating system. Australian magpie-larks (Grallina cyanoleuca) are socially monogamous, and relatively unusual among passerines in the extent to which parental care is shared. Males contributed as much or more to parental care as females, sharing nest-building, incubation, brooding and feeding of nestlings and fledglings. Biparental care was thus important to survival of offspring, and probably constrained partners to stay...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Zoology


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