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Sibling conflict and dishonest signalling in birds

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Offspring survival can often depend on successful communication with parents about their state of need. Theory suggests that offspring will be less likely to honestly signal their need when they experience greater competition, from either a greater number of nestmates or less-related nestmates. We found support for this hypothesis with a comparative analysis, examining data from across 60 species of birds. We found that offspring are less honest about their level of need when: (1) they face c...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1073/pnas.1606378113

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA Journal website
Volume:
113
Issue:
48
Pages:
13803-13808
Publication date:
2016-10-07
Acceptance date:
2016-09-23
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EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
1091-6490
Source identifiers:
646119
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pubs:646119
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uuid:ccf9d1f6-0ebf-4385-8126-33183e0a6287
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pubs:646119
Deposit date:
2016-09-23

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