Egg size , offspring sex and hatching asynchrony in zebra finches Taeniopygia guttata

  title={Egg size , offspring sex and hatching asynchrony in zebra finches Taeniopygia guttata},
  author={Joanna Rutkowska and Mariusz Cichoń},
Experimental synchronization of onset of incubation was employed in laboratory held zebra finches Taeniopygia guttata to study whether differential resource allocation and possible bias of offspring sex in subsequent eggs in the laying order could mitigate the effects of hatching asynchrony. We found that egg mass increased with laying order, but offspring sex was not related to laying order. Among synchronized clutches, eggs hatched more synchronously than eggs from control nests. Survival… CONTINUE READING

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