Who's Your Daddy? A Study of Extra-Pair Copulation and Mating Behaviors of Protonotaria citrea

@inproceedings{Heidrich2013WhosYD,
  title={Who's Your Daddy? A Study of Extra-Pair Copulation and Mating Behaviors of Protonotaria citrea},
  author={Morton Catherine Heidrich},
  year={2013}
}
  • Morton Catherine Heidrich
  • Published 2013
  • Biology
  • Mating behavior has a profound impact on reproductive success and the resulting genetic structure of offspring. Extra-pair copulation is a widely observed behavior within avian species. This study explored the genetic effects of mating behaviors of Prothonotary warblers, Protonotaria citrea (Parulidae), using co-dominant microsatellite markers. Prothonotary warblers are migratory songbirds that build nests in cavities, commonly found in wetland habitats. A set of artificial nest boxes were… CONTINUE READING
    1 Citations

    Figures and Tables from this paper

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 77 REFERENCES
    Certainty of paternity and paternal investment in eastern bluebirds and tree swallows
    • 69
    Do female red-winged blackbirds benefit genetically from seeking extra-pair copulations?
    • 86
    • PDF
    Female control of offspring paternity in a western population of red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus)
    • E. Gray
    • Biology
    • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
    • 1996
    • 91
    An alternative route to coloniality in the bearded tit: females pursue extra-pair fertilizations
    • 126
    • PDF
    Extra-pair paternity in eastern bluebirds: effects of manipulated density and natural patterns of breeding synchrony
    • 53
    • PDF