2 Works

Data from: Re-evaluating the distribution of cooperative breeding in birds: is it tightly linked with altriciality?

Ning Wang, Rebecca Kimball & Rebecca T. Kimball
The evolution of cooperative breeding (CB) in birds has aroused intensive interest for decades, largely due to the paradox that some adults forgo independent breeding to help others. While much effort has been directed at understanding the adaptive significance of CB behavior, much less effort has been spent on understanding its origin. Ligon and Burt argued that the evolution of altriciality played a key role in the origin of CB since CB occurs more frequently...

Data from: Egg rejection and clutch phenotype variation in the plain prinia (Prinia inornata)

Longwu Wang, Wei Liang, Canchao Yang, Shun-Jen Cheng, Yu-Cheng Hsu & Xin Lu
Avian hosts of brood parasites can evolve anti-parasitic defenses to recognize and reject foreign eggs from their nests. Theory predicts that higher inter-clutch and lower intra-clutch variation in egg appearance facilitates hosts to detect parasitic eggs as egg-rejection mainly depends on the appearance of the egg. Therefore, we predict that egg patterns and rejection rates will differ when hosts face different intensity of cuckoo parasitism. We tested this prediction in two populations of the plain...

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  • 2016

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  • Hainan Normal University
  • National Dong Hwa University
  • University of Florida
  • Wuhan University