Multiple ornamentation, female breeding synchrony, and extra-pair mating success of golden whistlers (Pachycephala pectoralis)
Wouter FD van Dongen, Raoul A Mulder
Journal of Ornithology | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2009
We are very grateful to Larissa Yocom, Saskia van Dongen, Sophie- Allebone Webb, Michelle Simeoni, Kristy van Dongen, Frieda van Dongen, Wouter van Dongen Sr, Ramiarison Robert, Tania Billing, Grainne Maguire, Carly Cook, Lindy and Oliver Eyster, Angela Schneider, and Meah Volkard for their assistance with field work for this project. We thank Ian Gordon for his helpful statistics advice, Staffan Andersson for conducting the carotenoid analysis of the whistler feathers, and an anonymous referee for helpful comments on an earlier draft of this manuscript. This research was funded by the Holsworth Wildlife Research Fund, the Loftus-Hills Memorial Fund, the Stuart Leslie Bird Research Award, the Linnean Society of NSW, the David Hay Memorial Fund, and the Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne. Birds were captured and blood samples collected under Animal Experimentation and Ethics Register 01011 from the University of Melbourne and permits from the Department of Sustainability and Environment, Australia.