Female biased hatching order in nestling bearded tits: a compensatory maternal tactic to reduce developmental differences

@inproceedings{Hoi2008FemaleBH,
  title={Female biased hatching order in nestling bearded tits: a compensatory maternal tactic to reduce developmental differences},
  author={Herbert Hoi},
  year={2008}
}
Deviation from an equal sex ratio has been observed in several avian species and there is now descriptive as well as experimental evidence that females are able to modify the sex of their offspring within a brood. Less attention has been paid to consequences of sex ratio manipulation and sex specific differences e.g. in competitive disparities of male and female siblings and parent tactics to compensate for such competitive differences. In this study we examine differences in chick development… CONTINUE READING