Courtship Feeding and Osprey Reproduction

@inproceedings{Poole2003CourtshipFA,
  title={Courtship Feeding and Osprey Reproduction},
  author={Alan Poole},
  year={2003}
}
--A female Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) usually is fed exclusively by its mate between pair formation and egg-laying. Laying dates and courtship periods--but not clutch size, egg size, breeding success, or female weight reserves--were correlated (negatively) with the prelaying feeding rates of 12 females breeding in a coastal Massachusetts colony. However, the age of a pair and of its bond influenced laying dates and courtship periods more than food intake. Older and more experienced pairs… CONTINUE READING

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