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First observation of a brood patch on a male sunbird (Chalcomitra amethystina)

(2022) JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY. 163(2). p.611-614
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Nest care and brooding in sunbirds (Nectariniidae) is thought to be performed exclusively by females. Here, we provide the first evidence that male sunbirds might help with brooding. During a ringing session in Hoekwil, South Africa, we observed one male Amethyst Sunbird (Chalcomitra amethystina) with a brood patch. Its sex was confirmed using molecular methods, and our observation suggests that nest care in sunbirds may at least in some cases be biparental.
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General Medicine, Biparental care, Parental care, Nest care, Sexual selection, Sunbirds (Nectariniidae), ORANGE-TUFTED SUNBIRD, SEXUAL-DIMORPHISM, BREEDING BIOLOGY, PARENTAL CARE, BIRDS, BEHAVIOR, ECOLOGY, NEST

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Rogalla, Svana, et al. “First Observation of a Brood Patch on a Male Sunbird (Chalcomitra Amethystina).” JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY, vol. 163, no. 2, 2022, pp. 611–14, doi:10.1007/s10336-022-01964-7.
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Rogalla, S., Nicolaï, M., Vandomme, V., Teifel, R., Clusella-Trullas, S., D’Alba Altamirano, L., & Shawkey, M. (2022). First observation of a brood patch on a male sunbird (Chalcomitra amethystina). JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY, 163(2), 611–614. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10336-022-01964-7
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Rogalla, Svana, Michaël Nicolaï, Viki Vandomme, Robin Teifel, Susana Clusella-Trullas, Liliana D’Alba Altamirano, and Matthew Shawkey. 2022. “First Observation of a Brood Patch on a Male Sunbird (Chalcomitra Amethystina).” JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY 163 (2): 611–14. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10336-022-01964-7.
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Rogalla, Svana, Michaël Nicolaï, Viki Vandomme, Robin Teifel, Susana Clusella-Trullas, Liliana D’Alba Altamirano, and Matthew Shawkey. 2022. “First Observation of a Brood Patch on a Male Sunbird (Chalcomitra Amethystina).” JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY 163 (2): 611–614. doi:10.1007/s10336-022-01964-7.
Vancouver
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Rogalla S, Nicolaï M, Vandomme V, Teifel R, Clusella-Trullas S, D’Alba Altamirano L, et al. First observation of a brood patch on a male sunbird (Chalcomitra amethystina). JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY. 2022;163(2):611–4.
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S. Rogalla et al., “First observation of a brood patch on a male sunbird (Chalcomitra amethystina),” JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY, vol. 163, no. 2, pp. 611–614, 2022.
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  title        = {{First observation of a brood patch on a male sunbird (Chalcomitra amethystina)}},
  url          = {{http://doi.org/10.1007/s10336-022-01964-7}},
  volume       = {{163}},
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