Social Behaviour

Males Help When Mates Are Rare

Sjouke A. Kingma, Tamás Székely

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Abstract

In cooperatively-breeding animals, some individuals may postpone or completely forego independent reproduction to help others reproduce. A recent large-scale manipulation of adult sex ratio in wild nuthatches suggests that male birds postpone breeding because of a shortage of potential mates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R370-R372
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume29
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Social Behaviour : Males Help When Mates Are Rare. / Kingma, Sjouke A.; Székely, Tamás.

In: Current Biology, Vol. 29, No. 10, 20.05.2019, p. R370-R372.

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Kingma, Sjouke A. ; Székely, Tamás. / Social Behaviour : Males Help When Mates Are Rare. In: Current Biology. 2019 ; Vol. 29, No. 10. pp. R370-R372.
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