EVOLUTIONARY ASPECTS OF PARENTAL BEHAVIOR:DISTRACTION BEHAVIOR OF THE ALPINE ACCENTOR

Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris) Science Article 8

abstract

Most animals that demonstrate parental care also engage in behavior thatincreases their offsprings’ chances of survival when confronted by a predator,often at the risk of injury or death to the parent itself. Such ‘altruistic’parental behavior ranges from concealment and immobility to outright attacksupon the predator.

DAVID P. BARASH, THE WILSON BULLETIN l Vol. 87, No. 3, September 197

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