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Emily H. DuVal Does cooperation increase helpers' later success as breeders? A test of the skills hypothesis in the cooperatively displaying lance-tailed manakin Journal of Animal Ecology 82

Version of Record online: 27 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12057

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This study of lance-tailed manakins provides the first information on the detailed effects of cooperative experience on later breeding success for any cooperatively displaying species. It also may represent the strongest test to date of the “skills hypothesis” for cooperative behaviour-proposing that individuals cooperate to gain skills that improve later breeding success - which has not been subjected to extensive rigorous testing.

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