Interactive effects of arrival date, territory quality and male polyterritorial behaviour on the mating system of the sedge warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus – a path analysis

Wojciech Bielański, Adam Ćmiel & Tadeusz Zając
Classical models predict that male fitness is based on resources monopolized and invested in reproduction, and/or on individual quality providing offspring with sexually attractive traits or viable genes. However, these factors are frequently correlated, making their relative influence on male fitness difficult to describe and quantify. We analysed the relative influence of the main features of the sedge warbler's (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) breeding system, i.e. age, arrival date, territory quality, male sexual activity (song and polyterritorial...
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