Are you my baby? Testing whether paternity affects behavior of cobreeder male acorn woodpeckers

Walter Koenig, Joseph Haydock, Hannah Dugdale & Eric Walters
Natural selection is expected to favor males that invest more in offspring they sire. We investigated the relationship between paternity and male behavior in the acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus), cooperative breeders that live in family groups including offspring that remain on their natal territory, sometimes for years, and cobreeders of both sexes. Regardless of group composition, only one communal nest is attended at a time. Whereas cobreeding females share maternity equally, one male often sires...
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