Sex differences in razorbill Alca torda parent-offspring vocal recognition

Razorbill (Alca torda) Science Article 9


We investigated differences in parent-offspring vocal recognition between males and females in a natural population of razorbills Alca torda, a long-lived and highly social species of auk (Family: Alcidae). Razorbills provide biparental care to their chicks while at the nest site, after which the male is the sole caregiver for an additional period at sea.

Stephen J. Insley, The Journal of Experimental Biology 206, 25-31

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