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Geographical variation in territorial behaviour and male polygamy of the whitethroat Sylvia communis: study in SE Europe
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Title: Geographical variation in territorial behaviour and male polygamy of the whitethroat Sylvia communis: study in SE Europe

Creator:

Fertikova, Katherine

Date issued/created:

2000

Resource type:

Tekst

Subtitle:

Acta Ornithologica, vol. 35, no. 1 ; Geograficzne zróżnicowanie zachowań terytorialnych i poligynii cierniówki w Europie południowo-wschodniej

Contributor:

Polska Akademia Nauk. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii ; Meeting of the European Ornithologists' Union (2 ; 1999 ; Gdańsk)

Publisher:

Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

Referat wygłoszony na Second Meeting of the European Ornithologists' Union ; Bibliogr. p. 71 ; P. [67]-71 : ill. ; 27 cm ; Abstract in Polish. Taxa in Latin

Abstract:

Territoriality in breeding Whitethroats were examined on colour-ringed individuals in two areas located in different geographical regions: Low Volga and Caucasus coast of the Black Sea. In the Caucasus region 29% of males were polyterritorial (6% - bigynous) whereas in the Volga region no cases of males polyterritoriality nor bigyny were observed. Literature reveals that in regions, where polygyny in the Whitethroat was observed, the breeding period is short and the species has only one breeding cycle in a season. In the areas where the breeding period is long, bigyny has not been found, but cases of double-broodness was observed. Author suggests that bigyny in the Whitethroat evolved as a response to the short breeding season, which does not allow males to have two successive broods in a season. The only way to increase their reproductive success is to establish a second territory immediately after the first female starts to lay.

Relation:

Acta Ornithologica

Volume:

35

Issue:

1

Start page:

67

End page:

71

Detailed Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:45247

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.257, Vol. 35, No 1 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. P.4568, Vol. 35, No 1 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng ; pol

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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