Effect of Extra-Pair Paternity on Effective Population Size in a Reintroduced Population of the Endangered Hihi, and Potential for Behavioural Management

We collected genetic and behavioural data on hihi (Notiomysts cincta, an endangered New Zealand bird) after reintroduction to Mokoia Island to assess the effect of extrapair copulation on effective population size (N e), and investigate the potential for increasing N e through behavioural management. DNA fingerprinting revealed that 46% of chicks (n = 188… CONTINUE READING