Polygyny and female aggression in the pied flycatcher: a comment on Rätti et al.

  title={Polygyny and female aggression in the pied flycatcher: a comment on R{\"a}tti et al.},
  author={T. Slagsvold and S. Dale},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
In many polygynous birds, female breeding success is strongly dependent on male parental care. Hence, females mated with the same male will compete for a limited amount of male assistance, and mated females will benefit from trying to prevent or delay the settlement of other females (for a review, see Slagsvold & Lifjeld 1994). Female aggression may explain why males sometimes try to establish a second territory at some distance from the first mate (primary female) to attract a second mate… Expand
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