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

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?

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.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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