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Brood desertion is a life history strategy that allows parents to minimize costs related to parental care and increase their… Expand Eurasian penduline tits (Remiz pendulinus) have an unusually diverse breeding system consisting of frequent male and female… Expand Parental care may be costly to parents because it decreases resources allocated to self-maintenance and may thus reduce survival… Expand Despite the growing literature on facultative sex-ratio adjustment in chromosomal sex-determining vertebrate taxa (birds, mammals… Expand A fundamental tenet of sexual conflict theory is that one sex may increase its reproductive success (RS) even if this harms the… Expand Phenotypic diversity is not evenly distributed across lineages. Here, we describe and apply a maximum-likelihood phylogenetic… Expand Maynard Smith (1977) provided the first game-theoreticalmodels of parental care. In his Model 2, Maynard Smithassumed that each… Expand The aim of this study was to examine whether the energetic costs of reproduction explain offspring desertion by female shorebirds… Expand Abstract To test whether nest abandonment is associated with parental health state, reproductive parameters and parental… Expand I observed 25 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) nests during the nestling period. Eleven (44%) were deserted by the female parent… Expand