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- Sánchez-Tójar, Alfredo; Parejo, Deseada; Martínez, Juan Gabriel; Rodríguezruiz, Juan; Avilés, Jesús Miguel
- Acta ornithologica 2015 v.50 no.2 pp. 252-258
- Coracias garrulus, etc ; birds; breeding; genetic markers; monogamy; nestlings; nests; paternity; Spain; Show all 9 Subjects
- ... The European Roller Coracias garrulus is a secondary hole-nesting bird that has largely been considered genetically monogamous, although molecular techniques to confirm this assumption had never been used. Here we test this hypothesis by using 5 years of data from a nest-box population in the south of Spain and 6 microsatellite markers recently tested in the species. Overall, 49 broods containing ...