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Title: Timing of hatching and indirect selection on body size - the impact of bad weather on the great tit Parus major in Niepołomice Forest (S Poland)

Creator:

Zając, Tadeusz

Date issued/created:

2002

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Acta Ornithologica, vol. 37, no. 2 ; Terminy klucia i pośredni dobór na wielkość ciała - wpływ złej pogody na bogatki w Puszczy Niepołomickiej ; Bad weather effects on the great tit

Contributor:

Polska Akademia Nauk. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii

Publisher:

Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

Bibliogr. p. 111-112 ; P. [107]-112 : ill. ; 27 cm ; Abstract in Polish. Taxa in Latin

Abstract:

This paper reports on a case of selection, due to the influence of bad weather on the number of nestlings, acting through different pathways on the breeding date and morphological traits in breeding Great Tits. Multiple regression of relative fitness on tarsus length, bill height and forearm length, revealed significant phenotypic selection of male forearm length and female bill height. However, nestling mortality during the bad weather depended on their age, which suggested that the breeding date is a focal trait for selection. The multiple regression analysis of relative fitness on both body traits and the hatching date shows that in males only the breeding date was significantly related to fitness, and forearm selection resulted from the correlation of the forearm with the hatching date. A similar analysis in females shows that both bill height and the timing of hatching were equally related to fitness; therefore, in this sex both bill height and the date of hatching were focal traits for selection.

Relation:

Acta Ornithologica

Volume:

37

Issue:

2

Start page:

111

End page:

112

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:45672

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.257-37-2 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. P.4568-37-2 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

pol ; eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Restricted Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. Access only on terminals at the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 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

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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