Context-dependent effects of an experimental increase of hunger level in house sparrow nestlings

@article{RuizCastellano2016ContextdependentEO,
  title={Context-dependent effects of an experimental increase of hunger level in house sparrow nestlings},
  author={Cristina Ruiz-Castellano and Manuel Soler and Anja R{\"o}sler and David Mart{\'i}n-G{\'a}lvez and Juan Jos{\'e} Soler},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={70},
  pages={939-949}
}
Exploring the links between parental supply and nestling demands and between nestling demand and food supply is of central importance for understanding the evolution of parent-offspring communication. It has been suggested that optimal food supply by parents and begging effort of nestlings are context dependent, and we here test some predictions of this… CONTINUE READING