Sex roles in the monogamous Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima in Svalbard

@article{Pierce2008SexRI,
  title={Sex roles in the monogamous Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima in Svalbard},
  author={Elin P. Pierce},
  journal={Ibis},
  year={2008},
  volume={139},
  pages={159-169}
}
  • Elin P. Pierce
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Ibis
  • The Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima, an Arctic shorebird, displays unusual sex roles during breeding. In a 5-year study in Svalbard, in the Norwegian high Arctic, data were collected on the roles of the sexes in this species. Purple Sandpipers were similar to most shorebirds in that males actively courted females, established territories and vigorously defended their territories from intruders. Both sexes shared incubation duties approximately equally over the entire 21-day incubation period… CONTINUE READING
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