Evidence of kin-selected tolerance by nestlings in a siblicidal bird

@article{Anderson2004EvidenceOK,
  title={Evidence of kin-selected tolerance by nestlings in a siblicidal bird},
  author={D. John Anderson and Robert E. Ricklefs},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={37},
  pages={163-168}
}
Behaviorally dominant members of blue-footed booby (Sula nebouxii) broods can effect siblicide by restricting access of subordinate siblings to parents providing food. In spite of their capacity for siblicide, dominant chicks permit subordinates to feed during short-term food shortage; in fact, the proportion of the food that the dominant takes is independent of the total amount delivered in older chicks. A model of optimal food distribution suggests that dominant chicks maximize their… 
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