Signalling of need by offspring to their parents

@article{Godfray1991SignallingON,
  title={Signalling of need by offspring to their parents},
  author={H. Godfray},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1991},
  volume={352},
  pages={328-330}
}
THE young of birds and mammals often solicit food from their parents in ways that appear to be costly and to reduce their fitness1, 2. Thus birds in the nest beg vigorously for food, incurring energetic costs and possibly attracting predators3; the behaviour of young mammals requiring to suckle (bleating or crying, for example) similarly appears costly1, 2. If solicitation is a means by which the young communicate need to their parents, why has a less expensive form of communication not… Expand
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