Postfledging parental care in Savannah sparrows: sex, size and survival

@article{Wheelwright2003PostfledgingPC,
  title={Postfledging parental care in Savannah sparrows: sex, size and survival},
  author={Nathaniel T. Wheelwright and Kimberly A. Tice and Corey R. Freeman-Gallant},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2003},
  volume={65},
  pages={435-443}
}
We investigated postfledging parental care in a philopatric population of Savannah sparrows, Passerculus sandwichensis, breeding on Kent Island, New Brunswick, Canada in an effort to understand the factors influencing adult birds’ decisions about parental investment in offspring. Brood division was not based on offspring sex: male and female parents were equally likely to care for sons or daughters. The total duration of parental care, from hatching to independence, was similar for sons and… CONTINUE READING

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