Offspring age and nest defence: test of the feedback hypothesis in the meadow pipit

@article{Pavel2001OffspringAA,
  title={Offspring age and nest defence: test of the feedback hypothesis in the meadow pipit},
  author={V{\'a}clav Pavel and Stanislav Bureš},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2001},
  volume={61},
  pages={297-303}
}
Abstract The feedback hypothesis has been proposed to explain variation in nest defence intensity in birds. In species in which the female builds the nest and incubates the eggs, this hypothesis predicts a higher level of nest defence initially for females, whereas males' responses should increase when they start feeding nestlings. We studied changes in nest defence by both sexes during the nestling period in meadow pipits, Anthus pratensis. We placed a stuffed stoat,Mustela erminea , 5 m from… 
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