Mate-guarding intensity increases with breeding synchrony in the colonial fairy martin, Petrochelidon ariel
Martijn Hammers, Nikolaus von Engelhardt, Naomi E Langmore, Jan Komdeur, Simon C Griffith, Michael JL Magrath
Animal Behaviour | ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2009
Awarded by Australian Research Council
We are very grateful to all the landholders and managers along the Coleambally outflow channel for allowing us to work on their properties. Special thanks to Bill and Mary-Anne Butcher of Elm-sleigh station on whose property we stayed. We thank Peter Korsten and IainWoxvold for their invaluable help in the field, Niels Dingemanse for statistical advice, and Tom Pizzari, Richard Wagner and an anonymous referee for helpful comments on the manuscript. This work was supported by the Australian Research Council (DP055880 to N.E.L., S. C. G. and M.J.L.M). M. H. received funding from the Marco Polo fund and Groninger Universiteits Fund.