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HATCHING ASYNCHRONY IN ALTRICIAL BIRDS
1. The review aims to provide a simple conceptual framework on which to place recent studies of hatching asynchrony in altricial birds and to assess the evidence used in support of specific
Group breeding dramatically increases reproductive success of yearling but not older female scrubwrens: a model for cooperatively breeding birds?
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Scrubwrens illustrate a widespread pattern, which provides an explanation for much of the variation in group-size effects among and within species, and shows that group size has a larger effect on reproductive success in poorer conditions, caused either by younger, inexperienced breeders or poorer environmental conditions.
Eavesdropping on heterospecific alarm calls: from mechanisms to consequences
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Overall, it is known that eavesdropping on heterospecific alarm calls is an important source of information for many species across the globe, and there are ample opportunities for research on mechanisms, fitness consequences and implications for community function and signalling evolution.
The evolution of cooperative and pair breeding in thornbills Acanthiza (Pardalotidae)
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Cooperative breeding is the ancestral state in the Acanthizini, with pair breeding evolving twice in the genus Acanthiza, and the tendency to breed cooperatively could be ancestral in the superfamily Meliphagoidea.
Nest predation research: recent findings and future perspectives
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It is hoped this review of recent findings and the presentation of new research avenues will encourage researchers to study this important and interesting selective pressure, and ultimately will help to better understand the biology of birds.
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