Asynchronous Hatching and Food Limitation : a Test of Lack ' S Hypothesis

@inproceedings{Knight2008AsynchronousHA,
  title={Asynchronous Hatching and Food Limitation : a Test of Lack ' S Hypothesis},
  author={Susan Knight},
  year={2008}
}
-Lack's (1954, 1968) hypothesis that asynchronous hatching of altricial birds is an adaptive response to unpredictable food shortages during the breeding season was examined in the highly granivorous Zebra Finch (Poephila guttata). I compared growth and survival of nestlings in asynchronous and artificially created synchronous broods reared under food-limited and food-abundant conditions in an aviary. I also examined the role of parental experience on survival and growth of nestlings. There was… CONTINUE READING

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