Adaptation vs. constraint : intraclutch egg-mass variation in birds

@inproceedings{Viuela1997AdaptationVC,
  title={Adaptation vs. constraint : intraclutch egg-mass variation in birds},
  author={Javier P{\'e}rez Vi{\~n}uela},
  year={1997}
}
1. Intraclutch egg-mass variation may be determined by nutritional constraints during the laying period, or may be adaptive. These hypotheses are not mutually exclusive, and may act simultaneously on the same species. For this study, egg mass variation was analysed in the black kite, Milvus migrans (Bodd.), a mid-sized Falconiforme. 2. Egg size showed consistent patterns of variation with laying order and clutch size (2-3 eggs); egg size was larger in three-egg clutches, smaller in last-laid… CONTINUE READING

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