Conflict & communication : consequences of female nest confinement in yellow-billed hornbills

@inproceedings{Finnie2018ConflictC,
  title={Conflict \& communication : consequences of female nest confinement in yellow-billed hornbills},
  author={M F Finnie},
  year={2018}
}
This thesis was originally submitted in 2012 via the Graduate Union. Unfortunately it never made it to the UL so has been resubmitted in 2018. 
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Genetic monogamy in Von der Decken’s and Northern Red-billed hornbills
TLDR
Paternity patterns for two Tockus species, Northern Red-billed hornbill and Von der Decken’s hornbill, are examined, extending the occurrence of genetic monogamy to three species of Tockingus hornbills.

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