The association between the emergence of cooperative breeding and clutch size.

Abstract

Previous theoretical work has suggested that smaller brood sizes helped facilitate the emergence of cooperative breeding in birds. However, recent empirical evidence has found no statistically significant difference between the clutch sizes of cooperative breeders and that of noncooperative breeders. One explanation for this finding is that while small… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12762

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