Nest Sanitation as the Evolutionary Background for Egg Ejection Behaviour and the Role of Motivation for Object Removal

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Poláček, Miroslav; Griggio, Matteo; Bartíková, Michaela; Hoi, Herbert; (2013)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 8,issue 11 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078771, pmc: PMC3819373
  • Subject: Q | R | Research Article | Science | Medicine
    mesheuropmc: embryonic structures | animal structures

Higher interclutch colour variation can evolve under the pressure of brood parasitism to increase the detection of parasitic eggs. Nest sanitation could be a prerequisite for the evolution of anti-parasite defence in terms of egg ejection. In this respect, we used nest ... View more
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