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Journal für Ornithologie

, Volume 135, Issue 4, pp 535–547 | Cite as

Kopulationen und Partnerbewachung beim NeuntöterLanius collurio

  • Hans Jakober
  • Wolfgang Stauber
Article

Copulations and mate-guarding in the Red-Backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)

Abstract

Frequent copulations in Red-backed Shrikes can be explained best by the sperm-competition hypothesis. Mate-guarding serves to prevent EPC and may reduce predation risk. Courtship-feeding at the female's arrival promotes the pair-bond and facilitates mate-guarding and copulations in the fertile period.

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© Verlag der Deutschen Ornithologen-Gesellschaft 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Jakober
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Stauber
    • 2
  1. 1.Kuchen
  2. 2.Gingen/Fils

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