Ecology and Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in Birds by Walter D. Koenig, Janis L. Dickinson

By Walter D. Koenig, Janis L. Dickinson

Cooperative breeders are species during which greater than contributors perform elevating younger at a unmarried nest. even supposing really infrequent, this habit involves dramatic different types of cooperation and pageant, and offers vital insights into many components, together with sexual choice, incest avoidance and different topics. This publication should be of curiosity to scholars and execs attracted to chicken habit and ecology.

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Leucomelas T. melanocephala Brown 1987 Brown 1987 Brown 1987 Winkler et al. 1995 Winkler et al. 1995 Winkler et al. 1995 Winkler et al. 1995 Winkler et al. 1995 Winkler et al. 1995 Winkler et al. 1. ) Family, subfamily, or tribe (N cooperative breeders/N total species in taxon) Ramphastidae Capitoninae (1/14) Ramphastinae (2/41) Galbulidae (3/18) Bucconidae (1/1) Bucerotidae (13/54) Common name Scientific name Reference Vieillot’s barbet Lybius vieilloti Black-collared barbet Chaplin’s barbet Red-faced barbet L.

Ultramarina A. unicolor A. californica Calocitta formosa C. colliei Cyanopica cyana Urocissa caerulea Corvus brachyrhynchos C. caurinus C. corone Cyanocorax violaceus C. 1. ) Family, subfamily, or tribe (N cooperative breeders/N total species in taxon) Artamini (9/24) Oriolini (2/111) Dicrurinae Dicrurini (1/24) Monarchini (4/98) Malaconotinae Malaconotini (1/48) Vangini (8/58) Common name Scientific name Reference Black-chested jay Beechey jay Tufted jay Bushy-crested jay San Blas jay Green jay Yucatan jay Pinyon jay Gray jay C.

1999; Schultz et al. 1996). There is strong evidence that CB is very old. Given this deep or ancient origin, the specific branch where CB was derived in any particular avian lineage will usually be uncertain. This complicates any attempt to determine specific ecological or environmental correlates associated with the origins of CB. Again, we advocate an alternative approach to this problem: study correlates associated with the more recent losses of CB in various lineages (Peterson and Burt 1992).

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