Territoriality and song as flexible paternityguards in dunnocks and alpine accentors

Dunnock (Prunella modularis) Science Article 6

abstract

I compare paternity defense strategies in the variable mating systems of alpine accentors Prunella collaris and dunnocks P. modularis. I show that in dunnocks breeding territoriality functions exclusively for mate defense

Naomi E. Langmore, Behavioral Ecology Vol. 7 No. 2: 183-188

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