Parental Care

Some articles on parental care, care, parental:

Scissortail Sergeant - Behavior - Parental Care
... fish species, Scissortail Sergeant males are in charge of parental care ... Male parental care is more common than female or biparental care in fish because territorial males are able to guard several clutches of eggs while simultaneously attracting new mates ... Sergeant fish undergo brood cycling, in which they alternate between a mating phase and a parental phase ...
Spawn (biology) - Spawning Strategies - Guarders
... Guarders protect their eggs and offspring after spawning by practicing parental care (also called brood care) ... Parental care is an "investment by parents in offspring that increases the offsprings' chances of surviving (and hence reproducing) ... In fish, parental care can take a variety of forms including guarding, nest building, fanning, splashing, removal of dead eggs, retrieval of straying fry, external egg carrying, egg burying, moving eggs or young ...
Papilio Troilus - Parental Care
... Once eggs are laid, formal parental care ceases among Spicebush Swallowtails ... Larvae do have a nutrient-rich egg, which keeps them well-fed during the developmental period ...
Roost - Behaviour - Breeding - Parental Care and Fledging
... The length and nature of parental care varies widely amongst different orders and species ... At one extreme, parental care in megapodes ends at hatching the newly hatched chick digs itself out of the nest mound without parental assistance and can fend for ... At the other extreme, many seabirds have extended periods of parental care, the longest being that of the Great Frigatebird, whose chicks take up to ...
Blue-headed Vireo - Behaviour - Reproduction - Hormonal Effects On Parental Care
... The increase in male Blue-headed Vireo parental care is thought to be attributed to the levels of testosterone and prolactin found in the plasma of these birds during ... during the breeding season and that these males display less parental care if their testosterone levels are maintained ...

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