Juvenile helping in the moorhen, <ce:italic>Gallinula chloropus</ce:italic>

@article{Gibbons1987JuvenileHI,
  title={Juvenile helping in the moorhen, <ce:italic>Gallinula chloropus</ce:italic>},
  author={David Wingfield Gibbons},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1987},
  volume={35},
  pages={170-181}
}
In a 3-year study of the moorhen, Gallinula chloropus, some chicks from first broods stayed on their natal territory once they had reached independence, and helped to rear their younger, second brood, siblings. Juvenile dispersal was constrained by habitat saturation, and first brood young were forced to stay on their natal territory. Juveniles that hatched early in the year were forced to stay longer, and helped more than those that hatched late. The total feeding rates to broods with and… CONTINUE READING
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