Incubation behaviour of a high-altitude species: the Fire-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga ignicauda
Liang, Dan; Gao, Ge; Pagani-Núñez, Emilio; Pang, Hong; Liu, Yang; Luo, Xu; Robinson, Scott K.
Dr Emilio Pagani-Nunez E.Pagani-Nunez@napier.ac.uk
Scott K. Robinson
The incubation behaviour of the Fire-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga ignicauda was measured using data loggers in the Hengduan Mountains, China, to test predictions of parental trade-off theory. Overall, female sunbirds prioritized incubation rather than self-feeding when temperatures were lowest, suggesting that brood demands may dominate parental behaviour in climatically extreme environments.
Liang, D., Gao, G., Pagani-Núñez, E., Pang, H., Liu, Y., Luo, X., & Robinson, S. K. (2018). Incubation behaviour of a high-altitude species: the Fire-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga ignicauda. Bird Study, 65(2), 261-265. https://doi.org/10.1080/00063657.2018.1446905
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Jan 5, 2018|
|Online Publication Date||Apr 13, 2018|
|Deposit Date||Nov 2, 2022|
|Publisher||British Trust for Ornithology|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
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