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Ecology and Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in Birds

Chris Merkord
  • Walter D. Koenig, Janis L. Dickinson (eds) Cambridge University Press 2004 http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item5708707/?site_locale=en_US


    31 b/w illus. 15 tables

    Dimensions: 246 x 189 mm

    Weight: 0.689kg

    Paperback ISBN: 0521530997, 9780521530996

    English , Global, 06/01/2004 9780521822718 No value No value

Cooperative breeders are species in which more than two individuals participate in raising young at a single nest. Although relatively rare, this behavior entails dramatic forms of cooperation and competition, and provides important insights into many areas, including sexual selection, incest avoidance and other subjects. This book will be of interest to students and professionals interested in bird behavior and ecology.

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