No evidence for offspring sex-ratio adjustment to social or environmental conditions in cooperatively breeding purple-crowned fairy-wrens
Sjouke A Kingma, Michelle L Hall, Anne Peters
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology | SPRINGER | Published : 2011
We are extremely grateful to Sarah Legge, Steve Murphy, and other staff at the Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary, to the Australian Wildlife Conservancy for logistical support, and to our team of field assistants for their hard work in the field. We thank Evi Fricke for molecular sexing, Joanne Heathcote for collecting rainfall data, Kaspar Delhey for discussion, and Charles R. Brown and two anonymous reviewers for comments. All fieldwork was performed with permission from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology Animal Ethics Committee, the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, the Western Australia Department of Conservation and Land Management (licenses BB002178 and BB002311), and the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme (Authority 2230 and 2073). The research was funded by the "Minerva Sonderprogramm zur Forderung hervorragender Wissenschaftlerinnen" of the Max Planck Society (to AP).