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Title: Brood reduction and parental infanticide - are the white stork Ciconia ciconia and the black stork C. nigra exceptional?

Creator:

Zieliński, Piotr (biolog)

Date issued/created:

2002

Resource Type:

Journal ; Article

Subtitle:

Acta Ornithologica, vol. 37, no. 2 ; Redukcja lęgu i zabijanie potomstwa - czy bocian biały i bocian czarny są wyjątkowymi przykładami tego zjawiska?

Contributor:

Polska Akademia Nauk. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii

Publisher:

Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

Bibliogr. p. 118-119 ; P. [113]-119 : ill. ; 27 cm ; Abstract in Polish. Taxa in Latin

Abstract:

Brood size in birds is reduced through fatal starvation, siblicide or parental infanticide (killing of own offspring). Both Black and White Storks were observed practising facultative parental infanticide. In the White Stork parents regurgitate large amount of food consisting of many small items on the nest bottom. Chicks pick up food themselves, trying to eat as quickly as possible. No aggression among chicks is observed. As a result monopolisation of food does not occur and elimination of the weakest chick is very ineffective. Sometimes parent storks accelerate brood reduction by killing some of the offspring. Surprisingly, although parental infanticide is a quick and efficient method of brood reduction it is rarely observed, even in species practising it.

Relation:

Acta Ornithologica

Volume:

37

Issue:

2

Start page:

113

End page:

119

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:45674 ; oai:rcin.org.pl:45674

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:

Creative Commons Attribution BY 3.0 PL license

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. [CC BY 3.0 PL] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY 3.0 PL license, full text available at:

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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