Sex-specific traits in Common Tern Sterna hirundo chicks: associations with rearing environment, parental factors and survival

Abstract

Offspring phenotypic variation has important consequences for the future survival, reproductive success and individual fitness of nestlings, but the sex-specific reproductive value and fitness returns for parents of this variation have only rarely been explored. We analysed twelve phenotypic traits of nestling Common Terns (Sterna hirundo) in relation to… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10336-014-1076-2

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