Fledgling Adoption in Hooded Warblers (Wilsonia citrina): Does Extrapair Paternity Play a Role?

Hooded Warbler (Wilsonia citrina) Science Article 4

abstract

Adoption is a widespread phenomenon in birds and generally occurs at a low frequency within a species (reviewed in Rohwer 1986, Meek and Robertson 1991). Adoption of fledglings is common in seabirds due to the mobility of chicks soon after hatch.

BRIDGET J .STUTCHBURY, The Auk 113(1):218-220, 1996

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