A future cost of misdirected parental care for brood parasitic young?

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) Science Article 2

abstract

Parental care is advantageous because it typically increases the survival ofgenetically related young. In contrast, parental care given to unrelated young incurs no benefit.A further cost of parental investment is that it reduces the future reproductive potential of thecaregiver

Mark E. HAUBER, Folia Zool. – 55(4): 367-374 (2006)

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