Data from: Female collared flycatchers choose neighbouring and older extra-pair partners from the pool of males around their nests

Anais Edme, Pavel Munclingwe, Miloš Krist & Pavel Munclinger
Extra-pair copulation is common among passerine birds. Females might engage in this behavior to obtain direct or indirect benefits. They may choose extra-pair males with larger ornaments, especially if they are costly to produce. Here we studied extra-pair paternity in the collared flycatcher. Genetic analysis allowed us to identify the presence or absence of extra-pair young in the focal nests, and to identify extra-pair fathers. We also identified potential males available as extra-pair sires around...
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