Post-hatching brood amalgamation in Northern Bobwhites

  title={Post-hatching brood amalgamation in Northern Bobwhites},
  author={Brant C. Faircloth and William E. Palmer and John Carroll},
Abstract Our understanding of the frequency of brood amalgamation in the Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) is largely anecdotal. Information on it is important in understanding survival and reproduction. We captured entire bobwhite broods at 3–4 and 10–12 d of age and individually marked each bobwhite chick within a brood. Broods were considered amalgamated if novel unmarked or marked individuals or significant differences in body mass or flight ability among chicks were observed. During… 

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