Hormonal responses to removal of a breeding male in the cooperatively breeding white-browed sparrow weaver, Plocepasser mahali.

@article{Wingfield1992HormonalRT,
  title={Hormonal responses to removal of a breeding male in the cooperatively breeding white-browed sparrow weaver, Plocepasser mahali.},
  author={John C Wingfield and Robert E. Hegner and Daniel M Lewis},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={1992},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={145-55}
}
The white-browed sparrow weaver (Plocepasser mahali) is a cooperatively breeding Ploceid finch that lives in groups of up to 11 individuals. Each group consists of a dominant breeding male and female and a varying number of nonreproductive birds that help feed young and defend the group territory. Experimental removal of the dominant male resulted in attempts by other males to take over the group. Removal of a subordinate, nonbreeding male, as a control, resulted in no change of status among… CONTINUE READING