Female reproductive strategies in bar-headed geese (Anser indicus): Why are geese monogamous?

@article{Lamprecht2004FemaleRS,
  title={Female reproductive strategies in bar-headed geese (Anser indicus): Why are geese monogamous?},
  author={J. Lamprecht},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={21},
  pages={297-305}
}
  • J. Lamprecht
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
SummaryIn a semi-captive flock of Anser indicus with a surplus of females, permanent harem groups consisting of one male with one to five females, lasting for up to several years, were regularly observed. Polygynous groups contain one paired female to which the male is most attentive and secondary females which follow the paired male and are tolerated by the pair. Average annual reproductive success was lowest in lone females (0.02 young fledged per year), higher in secondary females (0.23… Expand

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