Latitudinal variation in avian incubation attentiveness and a test of the food limitation hypothesis

  title={Latitudinal variation in avian incubation attentiveness and a test of the food limitation hypothesis},
  author={Anna D. Chalfoun and Thomas E Martin}
Avian incubation attentiveness has important fitness consequences through its influence on the number and quality of hatched young and energetic costs imposed on parents. Nest attentiveness is highly variable across species and geographical regions. We reviewed the literature and found a worldwide pattern that nest attentiveness of passerines is generally lower in south temperate and tropical regions than in north temperate regions. We also conducted a food manipulation experiment to assess the… CONTINUE READING
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