Low levels of extra-pair paternity in southern emu-wrens (Aves:Maluridae)
Grainne S Maguire, Raoul A Mulder
Australian Journal of Zoology | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2008
We thank Josh van Buskirk, Peter Dunn, Mark Elgar and Linda Whittingham for comments on the manuscript. We also thank Greg Adcock, Patrick Jean Guay and Wouter van Dongen for assistance in the laboratory. The assistance of Khalid Al-Dabbagh, Adam Wargon, Richard Parker, Elisa Martinez and many other field assistants is gratefully acknowledged. This research was supported by grants from Portland Aluminium, the Stuart Leslie Bird Research Award (Birds Australia), the Department of Zoology (University of Melbourne), the Norman Wettenhall Foundation, the Bird Observers Club of Australia (BOCA) and The David Hay Memorial Fund. Blood samples were collected under Animal Experimentation and Ethics Committee Register 00055 and permit 10001755 from the Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria.