Older male reed buntings are more successful at gainingextrapair fertilizations

Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) Science Article 8

abstract

The importance of extrapair paternity (EPP) as an aspect of mixed reproductive strategies is currently thefocus of many studies. Since females have at least some control over the occurrence of inseminations, theyare expected to engage in extrapair copulations only if they benefit, for instance through gaining highqualityor compatible genes for their offspring

KAREN M. BOUWMAN et al, ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 2007, 73, 15e27

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