Does hatching failure breed infidelity?

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Malika Ihle; Bart Kempenaers; Wolfgang Forstmeier;
  • Journal: Behavioral Ecology,volume 24,issue 1,pages119-127
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/beheco/ars142
  • Subject:
    mesheuropmc: animal structures

In socially monogamous species, the reasons for female infidelity are still controversial. It has been suggested that females could seek extra-pair copulations as an insurance against hatching failure caused by male infertility or incompatibility. In species where coupl... View more
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