oa African Zoology - A case of bigamy in the red breasted swallow Hirundo semirufa

Volume 22, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



The first known case of bigamy in the redbreasted swallow Hirundo semirufa is descriptionbed and tested against theories on polygynous breeding in birds. Although three birds fed the nestlings only four of the eight fledged indicating that bigamy is not more productive than a monogamous breeding system.

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