Mate fidelity and coloniality in waterbirds: a comparative analysis

@article{Dubois1998MateFA,
  title={Mate fidelity and coloniality in waterbirds: a comparative analysis},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Dubois and Frank C{\'e}zilly and Mark Pagel},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1998},
  volume={116},
  pages={433-440}
}
Increased opportunities for information are one potential benefit of sociality. We apply this idea to the advantages of colonial breeding in bird species that are typically monogamous within a breeding season but often form new pair-bonds in subsequent seasons. Individuals may benefit from nesting in colonies at high density by identifying good-quality potential alternative mates among their neighbours. The opportunities for finding a better mating option are likely to increase with colony size… CONTINUE READING
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