Parental Care

Some articles on parental care, care, parental:

Spawn (biology) - Spawning Strategies - Guarders
... nesters Guarders protect their eggs and offspring after spawning by practicing parental care (also called brood care) ... Parental care is an "investment by parents in offspring that increases the offsprings' chances of surviving (and hence reproducing) ... In fish, parental care can take a variety of forms including guarding, nest building, fanning, splashing, removal of dead eggs, retrieval of straying fry, external egg ...
Roost - Behaviour - Breeding - Parental Care and Fledging
... The length and nature of parental care varies widely amongst different orders and species ... At one extreme, parental care in megapodes ends at hatching the newly hatched chick digs itself out of the nest mound without parental assistance and can fend for itself immediately ... At the other extreme, many seabirds have extended periods of parental care, the longest being that of the Great Frigatebird, whose chicks take up to six months to fledge and are fed by the ...
Papilio Troilus - Parental Care
... Once eggs are laid, formal parental care ceases among Spicebush Swallowtails ... Larvae do have a nutrient-rich egg, which keeps them well-fed during the developmental period ...
Blue-headed Vireo - Behaviour - Reproduction - Hormonal Effects On Parental Care
... The increase in male Blue-headed Vireo parental care is thought to be attributed to the levels of testosterone and prolactin found in the plasma of these birds during the ... behaviour in male birds during the breeding season and that these males display less parental care if their testosterone levels are maintained ...
Scissortail Sergeant - Behavior - Parental Care
... other fish species, Scissortail Sergeant males are in charge of parental care ... Male parental care is more common than female or biparental care in fish because territorial males are able to guard several clutches of eggs while ... Sergeant fish undergo brood cycling, in which they alternate between a mating phase and a parental phase ...

Famous quotes containing the words care and/or parental:

    And this is the moral—Stick to your sphere,
    Or if you insist, as you have a right,
    On spreading your wings for a loftier flight,
    The moral is—Take care how you light.
    John Townsend Trowbridge (1827–1916)

    Indeed, there are no easy correlations between parental ideology, class or race and “successful” child development. Many children the world over have revealed a kind of toughness and plasticity that make the determined efforts of some parents to spare their children the slightest pain seem ironic.
    Robert Coles (20th century)