Data from: Mechanisms and fitness consequences of laying decisions in a migratory raptor

Teresa Catry, Francisco Moreira, Rita Alcazar, Pedro A. Rocha & Ines Catry
Seasonal decline in breeding performance is a commonly observed pattern in birds, but disentangling the contributions of environmental conditions (“timing” hypothesis) and individual quality (“quality” hypothesis) to such a pattern is challenging. Moreover, despite the strong selection for early breeding, the individual optimization model predicts that each individual has an optimal breeding window. We investigated the causes and consequences of laying decisions in the lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni) by combining a long-term dataset on reproductive...
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