Dependence of the azure-winged magpie on nest spatial cues in offspring recognition decreases with nestling growth

Bo Du
Various cues have been identified as the basis for animals’ discrimination between kin and non-kin. In altricial birds, these cues show temporal and spatial variations, implying that kin recognition might be condition-dependent. In this study, we hypothesize that parents might be sensitive to the changes in nest spatial position, and that their dependence on the nest spatial cue in offspring recognition decreases with offspring growth. We tested this hypothesis in a Tibetan population of the...
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