Parent–offspring interactions in food provisioning of Manx shearwaters: implications for nestling obesity

@article{Hamer1999ParentoffspringII,
  title={Parent–offspring interactions in food provisioning of Manx shearwaters: implications for nestling obesity},
  author={Keith C Hamer and A. S. Lynnes and Jane K Hill},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1999},
  volume={57},
  pages={627-631}
}
Procellariiform seabirds such as the Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus, rear only one chick at a time but may breed many times in their lives; parents should thus limit food delivery to the chick in keeping with the balance between current and future reproductive output. Yet procellariiform chicks accumulate large quantities of lipid, which may provide a buffer against pronounced and unpredictable variation in food provisioning, resulting in part from an inability of parents to regulate food… CONTINUE READING
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