Intraclutch eggshell colour variation in birds: are females able to identify their eggs individually?
Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Zoology, Bratislava, Slovakia.
Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology, Department of Integrative Biology and Evolution, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria.
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Jan 01, 2017
All basic prerequisites for the "female egg recognition" hypothesis are fulfilled. In this context practicability and feasibility of the hypothesis and alternative explanations are discussed. However future work is necessary to determine a direct effect on offspring condition.
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