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The importance of having a partner: male help releases females from time limitation during incubation in birds

Overview of attention for article published in Frontiers in Zoology, March 2014
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Title
The importance of having a partner: male help releases females from time limitation during incubation in birds
Published in
Frontiers in Zoology, March 2014
DOI 10.1186/1742-9994-11-24
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Abstract

Male contribution to parental care varies widely among avian species. Yet the reasons for this variation, as well as its consequences, are still unclear. Because the amount of care provided by one sex is ultimately constrained by the time available for energy acquisition, contribution by the other sex should increase when overall parental workload is high. We tested this prediction by analyzing male contribution to incubation in 528 populations of 320 species of passerines, where females usually devote more time to incubation than males. Our worldwide sample included species with female-only parental care (the male is not present), incubation feeding (the male feeds the incubating female), and shared incubation (both sexes incubate the eggs).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Puerto Rico 1 2%
Austria 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 56 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 24%
Student > Master 11 19%
Researcher 9 15%
Student > Bachelor 6 10%
Student > Postgraduate 4 7%
Other 5 8%
Unknown 10 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 31 53%
Environmental Science 9 15%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2 3%
Psychology 1 2%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 2%
Other 3 5%
Unknown 12 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 March 2014.
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#8,733,909
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#346
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#116,787
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#23
of 26 outputs
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