Food sharing in vampire bats: reciprocal help predicts donations more than relatedness or harassment.

@article{Carter2013FoodSI,
  title={Food sharing in vampire bats: reciprocal help predicts donations more than relatedness or harassment.},
  author={Gerald G Carter and Gerald S Wilkinson},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={280 1753},
  pages={
          20122573
        }
}
Common vampire bats often regurgitate food to roost-mates that fail to feed. The original explanation for this costly helping behaviour invoked both direct and indirect fitness benefits. Several authors have since suggested that food sharing is maintained solely by indirect fitness because non-kin food sharing could have resulted from kin recognition errors, indiscriminate altruism within groups, or harassment. To test these alternatives, we examined predictors of food-sharing decisions under… CONTINUE READING

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