Early learning affects social dominance: interspecifically cross-fostered tits become subdominant

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Bo Terning Hansen; Tore Slagsvold;
  • Journal: Behavioral Ecology, volume 15, issue 2 March, pages 262-268
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1093/beheco/arh010
  • Subject: dominance; aggression; cross-fostering; imprinting; Parus major; Parus caeruleus

Social dominance influences the outcome of competitive interactions over limited resources, and may hence be important for individual fitness. Theory thus predicts that its heritability will be low and that non-genetic determinants of dominance should prevail. In this f... View more
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