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Title Ecology and evolution of cooperative breeding in birds / edited by Walter D. Koenig, Janis L. Dickinson
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 293 pages) : illustrations
Contents Evolutionary origins / J. David Ligon, D. Brent Burt -- Delayed dispersal / Jan Ekman [and others] -- Fitness consequences of helping / Janis L. Dickinson, Ben J. Hatchwell -- Parental care, load-lightening and costs / Robert G. Heinsohn -- Mating systems and sexual conflict / Andrew Cockburn -- Sex-ratio manipulation / Jan Komdeur -- Physiological ecology / Morne A. Du Plessis -- Endocrinology / Steven J. Schoech [and others] -- Incest and incest avoidance / Walter D. Koenig, Joseph Haydock -- Reproductive skew / Robert D. Magrath [and others] -- Joint laying systems / Sandra L. Vehrencamp, James S. Quinn -- Conservation biology / Jeffrey R. Walters [and others] -- Mammals : comparisons and contrasts / Andrew F. Russell -- Summary / Stephen Pruett-Jones
Summary Cooperative breeders are species in which more than two individuals participate in raising young at a single nest. Although relatively rare, this behaviour entails dramatic forms of both cooperation and competition. This book will therefore be of particular interest to students and professionals interested in behaviour and ecology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-278) and indexes
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Subject Birds -- Behavior -- Evolution.
Birds -- Ecology.
Cooperative breeding in animals.
Form Electronic book
Author Dickinson, Janis L., 1955-
Koenig, Walter D., 1950-
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