A revaluation of the role of food in broodmate aggression

@article{Drummond2001ARO,
  title={A revaluation of the role of food in broodmate aggression},
  author={Hugh Drummond},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2001},
  volume={61},
  pages={517-526}
}
  • H. Drummond
  • Published 1 March 2001
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Animal Behaviour
Food is the ecological factor assumed to drive the evolution of broodmate aggression and siblicide, but how does food actually influence agonism? Two hypotheses specify a proximate role of food in controlling aggression among avian broodmates. According to the food amount hypothesis, aggression increases with food deprivation; according to the prey size hypothesis, aggression increases when small food parcels are passed directly to chicks' mouths. The food amount hypothesis is confirmed by… 
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