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Author Bertram, Brian C. R.

Title The Ostrich Communal Nesting System [electronic resource].

Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource (206 pages).
Series Monographs in Behavior and Ecology
Monographs in behavior and ecology.
Contents Preface ; 1 The Ostrich ; 2 Methods ; 3 The Population ; 4 The Breeding System ; 5 Ecological Aspects ; 6 Strategies Adopted by Major Females ; 7 Major and Minor Female Strategies ; 8 Male Strategies ; 9 Discussion: The Evolution and Maintenance of the Communal Nesting System; References; Subject Index.
Summary As the study of cooperative breeding systems expands, a number of key species form the examples that underpin our general understanding. The ostrich is increasingly becoming such a textbook species, on the basis of the results obtained in Brian Bertram's study of vigilance and egg discrimination in this extraordinary bird. Here Bertram presents new data on the ostrich communal nesting system, in which several females lay in one female's nest, with only one female and the male doing all the work. The Ostrich Communal Nesting System unravels the basis of the cooperation observed, and explains.
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Subject Ostriches -- Behavior.
Sexual behavior in animals.
Ostriches -- Nests.
Social behavior in animals.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Bertram, Brian C.R. Ostrich Communal Nesting System. Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2014
ISBN 9781400863143 (electronic bk.)
1400863147 (electronic bk.)