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EVOLUTION OF HELPING BEHAVIOR IN COOPERATIVELY BREEDING BIRDS
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It is argued that there is no obvious dichotomy between cooperative societies based on natal philopatry and the formation of extended families, and those formed via recruitment of unrelated individuals into coalitions. Expand
Prevalence of different modes of parental care in birds
  • A. Cockburn
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
  • 7 June 2006
TLDR
Several problems with existing hypotheses for the evolution of parental care are identified and a number of poorly understood contrasts which, once resolved, should help elucidate avian social evolution are highlighted. Expand
Helpers liberate female fairy-wrens from constraints on extra-pair mate choice
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It is suggested that females allow males in pairs more paternity to ensure their assistance with parental care, and that mating options for females in other species with female control of fertilization may also reflect a trade-off between acquiring the genes of high-quality males for their offspring and parental care of those offspring. Expand
DISPERSAL, PHILOPATRY, AND INFIDELITY: DISSECTING LOCAL GENETIC SWTRUCTURE IN SUPERB FAIRY‐WRENS (MALURS CYANEUS)
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This work highlights the potential of autocorrelation analysis to infer evolutionary processes but also emphasizes that genetic patterns in space cannot be fully understood without an appropriate and intensive sampling regime and detailed knowledge of the individuals genotyped. Expand
Evolutionary Ecology of Marsupials
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This work presents Antechinus as a paradigm in evolutionary ecology and coevolution and community structure, as well as life histories of the carnivorous and herbivorous marsupials, which shed light on the evolution of community structure. Expand
Experimentally induced innovations lead to persistent culture via conformity in wild birds
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In providing the first experimental demonstration of conformity in a wild non-primate, and of cultural norms in foraging techniques in any wild animal, the results suggest a much broader taxonomic occurrence of such an apparently complex cultural behaviour. Expand
DISPERSAL, PHILOPATRY, AND INFIDELITY: DISSECTING LOCAL GENETIC STRUCTURE IN SUPERB FAIRY-WRENS (MALURUS CYANEUS)
Dispersal influences evolution, demography, and social characteristics but is generally difficult to study. Here we combine long-term demographic data from an intensively studied population of superbExpand
Cooperative breeding in oscine passerines: does sociality inhibit speciation?
  • A. Cockburn
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 7 November 2003
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Cooperative breeding has macroevolutionary consequences by restricting rates of speciation and macroecological implications by influencing the assembly of island and migrant faunas. Expand
Pre–dawn infidelity: females control extra-pair mating in superb fairy–wrens
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In fairy–wrens the likelihood of multiple extra–group paternity increased greatly as females traversed more territories in order to mate, perhaps suggesting that females which foray further are more likely to have difficulties locating the preferred male. Expand
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