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"TWO-EGG CLUTCHES" IN CORY'S SHEARWATER (CALONECTRIS DIOMEDEA)

@inproceedings{Mougin2001TWOEGGCI,
  title={"TWO-EGG CLUTCHES" IN CORY'S SHEARWATER (CALONECTRIS DIOMEDEA)},
  author={Jean-Louis Mougin},
  year={2001}
}
  • Jean-Louis Mougin
  • Published 2001
  • Biology
  • In the Cory's Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea) of Selvagem Grande, "two-egg clutches" represented 0.52% of the total number of clutches. "Two-egg clutches" were found principally in attractive nests occupied by inexperienced breeders. The first egg seemed to be laid mostly by lonely females taking advantage of the pre-laying exodus to enter the temporarily empty nest of a young inexperienced pair. These females deserted their egg after a few days; then the legitimate tenants layed the second… CONTINUE READING

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