Age , arrival date and reproductive success of male American Redstarts Setophaga ruticilla

@inproceedings{Lozano2008AgeA,
  title={Age , arrival date and reproductive success of male American Redstarts Setophaga ruticilla},
  author={George A. Lozano and Sylvie Perreault and Robert E. Lemon and Lozano},
  year={2008}
}
We tested whether the age-related differences in reproductive success in male American Redstarts are caused by differences in date of arrival on the breeding grounds. By relating arrival date to three measures of reproductive success we determined what stage of the breeding cycle is affected by date of arrival. Adult male redstarts were more successful than subadults at obtaining mates. Adult males were also more likely than subadults to have nests built in their territories, and to fledge… CONTINUE READING
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