Female mate choice of extra-pair males: breeding synchrony is important

Stutchbury, Bridget J. M.
August 1998
Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology;Aug1998, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p213
Academic Journal
The article discusses the role of breeding synchrony in mating birds and extra-pair fertilization (EPF) frequency. It mentions that the experimental or observational evidences available indicates that there exists a positive relationship between synchrony and EPF frequency. It further mentions that the role of breeding synchrony in increasing the benefits of extra-pair mating for females because they can compare more potential mates thus assess male genetic quality.


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