Maternal androgens in the pied flycatcher: timing of breeding and within-female consistency

@article{Tobler2006MaternalAI,
  title={Maternal androgens in the pied flycatcher: timing of breeding and within-female consistency},
  author={Michael Tobler and Martin Granbom and Maria I. Sandell},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2006},
  volume={151},
  pages={731-740}
}
Maternal hormones can have substantial phenotypic effects in the progeny of many vertebrates. It has been proposed that mothers adaptively adjust hormone levels experienced by particular young to optimize their reproductive output. In birds, systematic variation in egg hormone levels has been related to different female reproductive strategies. Because in… CONTINUE READING