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Are You My Daddy? Infidelity And Paternity In Reed Warblers
2013-05-16 12:05:08

University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna Many species pair for life, or so the story goes. In reality, there is quite a bit of cheating going on. Both male and female partners may have “affairs” outside the pair bond. In such cases, how is a male to know if the chicks he is feeding are really his? Depending on the species, males have different strategies. They may try to ensure paternity by increased surveillance and fighting off the competition, or by having more frequent sex...

2011-05-27 13:37:04

How females select their sexual partners is a matter of more than passing concern to a large number of males.  Focus has gradually switched from the idea that certain males are the most attractive or the best and researchers are increasingly considering the idea that particular individuals might be intrinsically compatible.  Dating agencies routinely include questions about potential partners' hobbies and interests.  Such issues are clearly important but the latest results from...