An estimate of lifetime reproductive success for the Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos

@inproceedings{Holland1994AnEO,
  title={An estimate of lifetime reproductive success for the Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos},
  author={P. K. Holland and Derek W. Yalden},
  year={1994}
}
Field evidence, interpreted conservatively, suggests that female Common Sandpipers reared only 1.46 fledglings in their lifetimes. Fledgling output was positively correlated with longevity, and improved over the first 3 years. Over half the fledglings were produced by just 14% of the females. Calculating the likely errors in our interpretation of the field data suggests that the true production might have been 3.46 fledglings per ♀ lifetime, giving just enough recruits to balance the normal… CONTINUE READING