Kea

Kea have a polygynous mating system in which males fight for dominance to become part of the 10% that is allowed to breed in certain years.

Kea have a polygynous mating system. Males fight for dominance, and the hierarchy is strict. As few as 10% of males may be allowed to breed in certain years.


Image | ©️ Aftab Uzzaman, Some Rights Reserved, (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Sources | (del Hoyo, Elliott, Sargatal, Christie, & de Juana, 2017; Diamond & Bond, 1999; Tebbich, Taborsky, & Winkler, 1996; Williams, 2001)

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