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Title The evolution of begging [electronic resource] : competition, cooperation, and communication / edited by Jonathan Wright and Marty L. Leonard.

Published Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, c2002.


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Physical description 1 online resource (ix, 508 p.) : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents From the contents: Preface -- Theoretical Approaches -- Begging as a Signal and the Issue of Costs -- Nestling Physiology -- Sibling Competition -- Begging and Brood Parasitism -- Statistical Approaches -- Species Index -- Subject Index.
Summary Begging by nestling birds has become the model system for investigating evolutionary conflicts of interest within families and their theoretical resolution provided by honest signals of offspring need. In response to the recent explosions of scientific papers on the revolution of begging; we have brought together twenty-four original contributions from major researchers in all areas of this dynamic field. Organised into six sections: I: Theoretical approaches; II: Begging as a signal; III: Nestling physiology; IV: Sibling competition; V: Brood parasitism; and VI: Statistical approaches; this book is primarily aimed at research scientists and those at the graduate student level. For the first time, the theoretical and empirical literature on begging is fully reviewed. New ideas and data are also presented from a wide range of natural systems, and each chapter ends with suggestions for future study.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Other author Wright, Jonathan.
Leonard, Marty L.
Subject Birds -- Behavior.
Birds -- Infancy.
Birds -- Food.
Familial behavior in animals.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Ornithology.
NATURE -- Birdwatching Guides.
NATURE -- Animals -- Birds.
Electronic books.
Birds -- Behavior.
Birds -- Food.
Birds -- Infancy.
Familial behavior in animals.
Electronic books.
ISBN 0306476606 (electronic bk.)
9780306476600 (electronic bk.)