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Polygyny in the pied flycatcher, Ficedula hypoleuca: a test of the deception hypothesis
The deception hypothesis was not supported by the data, and the reduced reproductive success of secondary females may be explained by the cost of searching for a mate. Expand
Allocation of incubation feeding in a polygynous mating system: a study on pied flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca
The pattern of investment by polygynous males was unrelated to the time-lag between completion of the different clutches and to any difference in clutch size, and the reduction in the delivery rate to polygynously mated females had a negative effect on their incubation efficiency. Expand
On the cost of searching for a mate in female pied flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca
The length of the premating period was negatively correlated with female body weight and prevailing air temperature, indicating that the females were subject to an energy constraint when searching, and competition for a mate, rather than for food, may explain the spacing of males. Expand