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Personality shapes pair bonding in a wild bird social system

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Mated pair bonds are integral to many animal societies, yet how individual variation in behaviour influences their formation remains largely unknown. In a population of wild great tits (Parus major), we show that personality shapes pair bonding: proactive males formed stronger pre-breeding pair bonds by meeting their future partners sooner and increasing their relationship strength at a faster rate. As a result, proactive males sampled fewer potential mates. Thus, personality may have importa...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41559-018-0670-8

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
Merton College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-7183-4115
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University of Oxford
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MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
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Firth, J
Grant:
Merton College Junior Research Fellowship
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Funding agency for:
Sheldon, B
Grant:
AdG 250164
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Funding agency for:
Firth, J
Grant:
Merton College Junior Research Fellowship
Publisher:
Springer Nature Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature Ecology and Evolution Journal website
Volume:
2
Pages:
1696–1699
Publication date:
2018-10-01
Acceptance date:
2018-08-15
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ISSN:
2397-334X
Source identifiers:
908817
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pubs:908817
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uuid:44e8f21b-dccf-4ffd-9737-370ac67f3358
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pubs:908817
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2018-08-17

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