Book 2002

The Evolution of Begging

Competition, Cooperation and Communication

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-0571-8 (Print) 978-0-306-47660-0 (Online)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix

  2. Theoretical Approaches

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      Pages 1-20

      Models of Begging as a Signal of Need

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      Pages 21-42

      State-Dependent Begging with Asymmetries and Costs: A Genetic Algorithm Approach

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      Pages 43-64

      Begging and Cooperation: An Exploratory Flight

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      Pages 65-85

      Parental Investment in Relation to Offspring Sex

  3. Begging as a Signal and the Issue of Costs

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      Pages 87-106

      The Evolution of Complex Begging Displays

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      Pages 107-126

      The Sibling Negotiation Hypothesis

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      Pages 127-141

      Efficacy and the Design of Begging Signals

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      Pages 143-162

      Energetic Costs of Begging Behaviour

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      Pages 163-172

      Begging Behaviour and Nest Predation

  4. Nestling Physiology

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      Pages 173-198

      Appetite and the Subjectivity of Nestling Hunger

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      Pages 199-219

      Nestling Digestive Physiology and Begging

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      Pages 221-244

      Hormonal Regulation of Begging Behaviour

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      Pages 245-267

      Immunity and Begging

  5. Sibling Competition

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      Pages 269-281

      Begging and Asymmetric Nestling Competition

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      Pages 283-301

      Sibling Competition and the Evolution of Brood Size and Development Rate in Birds

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      Pages 303-318

      Feeding Chases in Penguins: Begging Competition on the Run?

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      Pages 319-336

      Sibling Competition and Parental Control: Patterns of Begging in Parrots

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      Pages 337-360

      Begging Versus Aggression in Avian Broodmate Competition

  6. Begging and Brood Parasitism

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      Pages 361-387

      Begging Behaviour and Host Exploitation in Parasitic Cowbirds

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      Pages 389-412

      Dishonest Begging and Host Manipulation by Clamator Cuckoos

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