Sibling negotiation

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Rufus A. Johnstone; Alexandre Roulin;
  • Journal: Behavioral Ecology,volume 14,issue 6 November,pages780-786
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/beheco/arg024
  • Subject: begging; handicap principle; parent-offspring conflict; sibling competition; sibling negotiation; signaling

Current discussions of offspring begging typically assume either that it is a signal directed at parents or that it represents a form of scramble competition to gain access to them. However, offspring might also display to inform nest mates that they will contest the ne... View more
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