Testosterone and prolactin levels in incubating Mountain Plovers (Charadrius montanus)

dc.contributor.author Dinsmore, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Skrade, Paul
dc.contributor.author Dinsmore, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Vleck, Carol
dc.contributor.author Vleck, Carol
dc.contributor.department Natural Resource Ecology and Management
dc.date 2018-06-20T21:06:33.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T06:12:44Z
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dc.date.copyright Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2017
dc.date.issued 2017-03-01
dc.description.abstract <p>The hormones prolactin (PRL) and testosterone (T) are linked to breeding behaviors such as territory defense, incubation, and brood-rearing in birds. The Mountain Plover (<em><em>Charadrius montanus</em></em>) is a shorebird with an uncommon parental care system in which males and females tend separate nests. We collected blood from incubating male (<em>n</em> = 38) and female (<em>n</em> = 33) Mountain Plovers in Montana to determine how circulating plasma PRL and T varied by sex, day of incubation, and across the nesting season. PRL levels were similar in males and females. There was no relationship between day of incubation or Julian day and circulating PRL for either sex. T concentrations were higher in males than in females and tended to decrease across the incubation season for both sexes.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is published as Skrade, Paul DB, Stephen J. Dinsmore, and Carol M. Vleck. "Testosterone and prolactin levels in incubating Mountain Plovers (Charadrius montanus)." <em>The Wilson Journal of Ornithology</em> 129, no. 1 (2017): 176-181. doi: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1676/1559-4491-129.1.176" target="_blank">10.1676/1559-4491-129.1.176</a>. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment
dc.subject.disciplines Environmental Monitoring
dc.subject.disciplines Natural Resources and Conservation
dc.subject.disciplines Natural Resources Management and Policy
dc.subject.disciplines Poultry or Avian Science
dc.subject.disciplines Sustainability
dc.subject.disciplines Water Resource Management
dc.subject.keywords Incubation
dc.subject.keywords Mountain Plover
dc.subject.keywords prolactin
dc.subject.keywords testosterone
dc.subject.keywords uniparental care
dc.title Testosterone and prolactin levels in incubating Mountain Plovers (Charadrius montanus)
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