Observations of behaviours in males of a socially monogamous migrant passerine, Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe), when attempting to mate outside of their social pair bond.

Ian Beggs, David Lee, Jeremy Smith

    Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gyfnodolynErthygladolygiad gan gymheiriaid

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    Instances of males in a normally socially monogamous species seeking an additional partner in a polygynous relationship are well known, yet the courtship behaviours associated with these two scenarios are less well reported. Here we use observations arising out of an ongoing long-term study of Northern Wheatear to demonstrate the different behaviours adopted by males in these two situations, one being more frantic than the other. Furthermore, we report how the occurrence of extra-pair paternity (EPP, offspring that are not solely those of a female’s socially bonded male) appears more widely exhibited in our study population than previously documented.
    Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
    Tudalennau (o-i)21-25
    Nifer y tudalennau5
    CyfnodolynMilvus
    Cyfrol1
    Rhif cyhoeddi1
    StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 26 Awst 2022

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    Gweld gwybodaeth am bynciau ymchwil 'Observations of behaviours in males of a socially monogamous migrant passerine, Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe), when attempting to mate outside of their social pair bond.'. Gyda’i gilydd, maen nhw’n ffurfio ôl bys unigryw.

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