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Is asynchronous hatching adaptive in herring gulls (Larus argentatus)?
Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Evolutionary Biology.
2000 (English)In: BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, ISSN 0340-5443, Vol. 47, no 5, 304-311 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Hatching asynchrony commonly induces a size hierarchy among siblings and the resultant competition for food between siblings can often lead to starvation of the smallest chicks within a brood. We created herring gull (Larus argentatus) broods with varying

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SPRINGER VERLAG , 2000. Vol. 47, no 5, 304-311 p.
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hatching synchrony; brood reduction; feeding behavior; Larus argentatus; chick survival; BROOD REDUCTION HYPOTHESIS; EGG-SIZE VARIATION; 3RD-CHICK DISADVANTAGE; CHICK MORTALITY; REPRODUCTION; INCUBATION; SURVIVAL; BENEFITS; SUCCESS; PERIOD
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-38100OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-38100DiVA: diva2:65999
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Addresses: Kilpi M, Tvarminne Zool Stn, Hanko 10900, Finland. Tvarminne Zool Stn, Hanko 10900, Finland. Evolutionary Biol Ctr, Dept Anim Ecol, S-75236 Uppsala, Sweden. Univ Helsinki, Dept Systemat & Ecol, Zool Lab, FIN-00014 Helsinki, Finland.Available from: 2008-10-17 Created: 2008-10-17 Last updated: 2011-01-14

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