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Cooperative breeding behaviors in the Hawaiian Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus knudseni)

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Item Summary Dibben-Young, Arleone Harmon, Kristen Lunow-Luke, Arianna Idle, Jessica Christensen, Dain Price, Melissa 2021-04-06T23:21:48Z 2021-04-06T23:21:48Z 2021-03-10
dc.identifier.citation Dibben-Young A, Harmon KC, Lunow-Luke A, Idle JL, Christensen DL, Price MR. Cooperative breeding behaviors in the Hawaiian Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus knudseni). Ecol Evol. 2021;00:1–7
dc.description.abstract Cooperative breeding, which is commonly characterized by nonbreeding individuals that assist others with reproduction, is common in avian species. However, few accounts have been reported in Charadriiformes, particularly island-nesting species. We present incidental observations of cooperative breeding behaviors in the Hawaiian Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus knudseni), an endangered subspecies of the Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus), during the 2012–2020 nesting seasons on the Hawaiian islands of O‘ahu and Moloka‘i. We describe two different behaviors that are indicative of cooperative breeding: (a) egg incubation by multiple adults; (b) helpers-at-the-nest, whereby juveniles delay dispersal and reproduction to assist parents and siblings with reproduction. These observations are the first published accounts of cooperative breeding in this subspecies and merit further investigation, as cooperative breeding may improve population viability of the endangered, endemic Hawaiian Stilt.
dc.format.extent 7
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.rights CC0 1.0 Universal
dc.subject chick rearing
dc.subject delayed dispersal
dc.subject helper-at-the-nest
dc.subject nest sharing
dc.subject nest sharing
dc.subject nesting success
dc.subject waterbird
dc.title Cooperative breeding behaviors in the Hawaiian Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus knudseni)
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
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prism.publicationname Ecology and Evolution
prism.startingpage 1
prism.endingpage 7
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