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Extra-pair paternity in the long-tailed finch Poephila acuticauda

van Rooij, Erica P., Rollins, Lee A., Holleley, Clare E. and Griffith, Simon C. 2016, Extra-pair paternity in the long-tailed finch Poephila acuticauda, PeerJ, vol. 4, pp. 1-10, doi: 10.7717/peerj.1550.

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Title Extra-pair paternity in the long-tailed finch Poephila acuticauda
Author(s) van Rooij, Erica P.
Rollins, Lee A.
Holleley, Clare E.
Griffith, Simon C.
Journal name PeerJ
Volume number 4
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Publisher PeerJ
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 2167-8359
Keyword(s) Estrildid
Extra-pair paternity
Sexual selection
Social monogamy
Science & Technology
Multidisciplinary Sciences
Science & Technology - Other Topics
Summary Although the majority of passerine birds are socially monogamous, true genetic monogamy is rare, with extra-pair paternity (EPP) occurring in almost 90% of surveyed socially monogamous species. We present the first molecular data on the genetic breeding system of the long-tailed finch, Poephila acuticauda, a grass finch endemic to the tropical northern savannah of Australia. Although the species forms socially monogamous pair bonds during the breeding season, we found that extra-pair males sired 12.8% of 391 offspring, in 25.7% of 101 broods. Our findings provide only the second estimate of extra-pair paternity in the estrildid finch family.
Language eng
DOI 10.7717/peerj.1550
Field of Research 060201 Behavioural Ecology
Socio Economic Objective 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, PeerJ
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