HOLVECK Marie-Jeanne

  • CEFE, CNRS, Montpellier, France
  • Behaviour & Ethology, Evolutionary ecology, Human impact, Life history, Maternal effects, Ontogeny, Phenotypic plasticity
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Investigating the rare behavior of male parental care in great-tailed grackles
Folsom MA, MacPherson M, Lukas D, McCune KB, Bergeron L, Bond A, Blackwell A, Rowney C, Logan CJ

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Studying a rare behavior in a polygamous bird: male parental care in great-tailed grackles

The Great-tailed grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) is a polygamous bird species that is originating from Central America and rapidly expanding its geographic range toward the North, and in which females were long thought to be the sole nest builders and caretakers of the young. In their pre-registration [1], Folsom and collaborators report repeated occurrences of male parental care and develop hypotheses aiming at better understanding the occurrence and the fitness consequences of this very rarely...


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