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Timing and duration of egg laying in duettingBuff-breasted Wrens

Buff-breasted Wren (Thryothorus leucotis) Science Article 1 abstract Using direct observations of Buff-breasted Wrens (Thryothorus leucotis), I examined timing andduration of egg laying, the behavior of females and males around the time of laying, and duetting and solo singingon laying and non-laying mornings. When laying, females roosted either alone in breeding nests or with their […]

Context matters: female aggression andtestosterone in a year-round territorialneotropical songbird (Thryothorus leucotis)

Buff-breasted Wren (Thryothorus leucotis) Science Article 2 abstract Testosterone promotes aggressive behaviour in male vertebrates during the breeding season, but theimportance of testosterone in female aggression remains unclear. Testosterone has both beneficial anddetrimental effects on behaviour and physiology, prompting the hypothesis that selection favours anassociation between aggression and testosterone only in certain contexts in which […]


Buff-breasted Wren (Thryothorus leucotis) Science Article 3 abstract Although offspring delay dispersal past the age of independence in many Thryothorus species,cooperative breeding has not been recorded in this genus. Here, I present the first observation of cooperativebreeding in a Thryothorus wren (Buff-breasted Wren, T. leucotis). Of 41 offspring that delayed dispersal pastthe age of independence, […]