Sexual differences in reproductive effort: time-activity budgets of monogamous killdeer, Charadrius vociferus

@article{Brunton1988SexualDI,
  title={Sexual differences in reproductive effort: time-activity budgets of monogamous killdeer, Charadrius vociferus},
  author={D. Brunton},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1988},
  volume={36},
  pages={705-717}
}
  • D. Brunton
  • Published 1988
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Abstract By measuring the time allocated to various reproductive and somatic activities it was possible to look at differences in the strategies of the sexes for killdeer, a monogamous species. Killdeer time-activity budgets supported the general hypothesis that males and females maximize fitness in different ways. Males allocated more time than females to mating activities: mate attraction and territorial defence. However, the parental roles of the sexes were not those predicted for a… CONTINUE READING

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