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Polygamy, Paternal Care in Birds Linked to Dinosaur Ancestors


Nice picture of "Daddy" 'babysitting' ...

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sure, they're polygamous, but male emus and several other
ground-dwelling birds also are devoted dads, serving as the sole incubators
and caregivers to oversized broods from multiple mothers. It is rare
behavior, but research described in the Dec. 19 Science found that it runs
in this avian family, all the way back to its dinosaur ancestors.

Scientists had long wondered about the origins of polygamy and paternal care
patterns among ...

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