Data from: Individual variation in parental care reaction norms: integration of personality and plasticity

David F. Westneat, Margret I. Hatch, Daniel P. Wetzel & Amanda L. Ensminger
Personality (consistent differences between individuals in behavior) and plasticity (changes within individuals in behavior) are often viewed as separate and opposing phenomena. We tested this idea by analyzing parental care reaction norms in a bird that exhibits biparental care. Personality in provisioning behavior existed (r ic=0.11) and persisted despite being reduced after accounting for individual differences in environment. Plasticity was also evident and differed between the sexes. Male visit rate was associated with changes in...
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