Forced extra-pair copulation and mate guarding in the White-cheeked Pintail: timing and trade-offs in an asynchronously breeding duck.
What does EPC stand for?
EPC stands for Extra-Pair Copulation
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Samples in periodicals archive:
A diverse range of explanations have been proposed to account for female participation in extra-pair copulations.
Ninety percent of bird species are considered monogamous (Lack 1968), however many of these species engage in copulations outside the pair bond (termed extra-pair copulations or EPCs).
Elevated circulating testosterone during the incubation stage may be beneficial to male Tree Swallows to facilitate extra-pair copulations (Raouf et al.
A study of warblers in Sweden, for example, reported that females look for mates with big repertoires and will indulge in what scientists call extra-pair copulations with males that have even bigger playlists, explains Donald E.
High frequency of extra-pair copulation with low level of extra-pair fertilization in the Lanyu Scops Owl Otus elegans botelensis.
Waiting until your own female is no longer fertile before you go looking for extra-pair copulations is part of the male strategy," he asserts.
This can lead to fewer opportunities for intraspecific encounters and fewer extra-pair copulations (EPCs).