Adoption as a Conservation Strategy for the Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)

  title={Adoption as a Conservation Strategy for the Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)},
  author={M{\'o}nica Gonz{\'a}lez-Jaramillo and Christian Schloegl and Horacio De la Cueva},
Abstract We induced three adoptions during the period of biparental care by placing orphaned chicks of magnificent frigatebirds (Fregata magnificens) into nests of foster parents whose chick had died. Indirect parent-offspring recognition seemed to occur during the period of biparental care. A chick was adopted in one of our three trials; thus, adoption of orphaned chicks potentially could be used as a conservation strategy. Resumen Indujimos tres adopciones durante el periódo de cuidado… 
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