Data from: Social monogamy versus polyandry: ecological factors associated with sex-roles in two closely related birds within the same habitat

Wolfgang Goymann, Musa Makomba, Felister Urasa & Ingrid Schwabl
Why mainly males compete and females take a larger share in parental care remains an exciting question in evolutionary biology. Role-reversed species are of particular interest, because such exceptions′ help to test the rule. Using mating systems theory as a framework, we compared the reproductive ecology of the two most contrasting coucals with regard to sexual dimorphism and parental care: the black coucal with male-only care and the bi-parental white-browed coucal. Both species occur in...

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  • 2015

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  • Dataset


  • Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
  • University of Dar es Salaam