Hunger and food allocation among nestlings of facultatively siblicidal ospreys

@article{Forbes2004HungerAF,
  title={Hunger and food allocation among nestlings of facultatively siblicidal ospreys},
  author={L. Scott Forbes},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={29},
  pages={189-195}
}
Previous studies of food allocation among nestlings of siblicidal birds have focussed on the proximate link between food and aggression. However, food sharing among sibs (and brood reduction) need not involve aggression. Here I examine the role of hunger (defined operationally in terms of the amount of food eaten recently) within the broader framework of passive and aggressive food-sharing among nestlings of facultatively siblicidal ospreys (Pandion haliaetus). Feeding among brood members was… CONTINUE READING