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Title: Low incidence of polygyny revealed in a long term study of the sedge warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus in natural wetlands of the S Poland

Subtitle:

Acta Ornithologica, vol. 39, no. 1 ; Niska częstotliwość występowania poligynii u rokitniczki na rozlewiskach Nidy

Contributor:

Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences

Publisher:

Museum & Institute of Zoology

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

Bibliogr. p. 85-86 ; P. [83]-86 : ill. ; 27 cm

Abstract:

In 1996-2002, 227 breeding attempts were studied in a colour-ringed Sedge Warbler population. Although 11% of males in this population resumed singing in order to mate with another female after their first females had laid eggs, only two polygynous males (i.e. 0.6%) were recorded. This is a very low value in comparison to other studies (ca. 7% on average). The low level of polygyny is attributable to the low food abundance in a natural floodplain, as the nestlings in this population were fed on predominantly small food items. Both polygynous males were recorded in 2002; this was unusual, because flooding in early June (around the hatching date) destroyed most of the broods. This could have led to an influx of new females into the study area, a change in the operational sex ratio, and new mating opportunities for males.

Relation:

Acta Ornithologica

Volume:

39

Issue:

1

Start page:

83

End page:

86

Format:

text/xml

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:55513

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. patrz sygn. czas. P.257-39-1 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. patrz sygn. czas. P.4568-39-1 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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