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

Date

2013

Authors

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

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Volume Title

Publisher

Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union

Abstract

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

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Keywords

Keywords: fertilization (reproduction); group behavior; life history trait; mate choice; parent-offspring interaction; parental care; passerine; plumage; sperm competition; territory cooperative breeding; extra-pair copulation; fairy-wren; Maluridae; sperm competition.

Citation

Source

Emu

Type

Journal article

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DOI

10.1071/MU12094

Restricted until

2037-12-31