Evidence that helping at the nest does not result in territory inheritance in the Seychelles warbler.

@article{Komdeur2001EvidenceTH,
  title={Evidence that helping at the nest does not result in territory inheritance in the Seychelles warbler.},
  author={Jan Komdeur and Pim Edelaar},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={268 1480},
  pages={2007-12}
}
In an environment that has a shortage of territories, helping to rear younger siblings ('alloparenting') is proposed to facilitate territory acquisition in two ways: (i) through group augmentation that leads to an increase of the territory with subsequent partial inheritance (budding); and (ii) through site dominance that leads to greater success when… CONTINUE READING