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Hybridization between wild non-congeneric parrots may be more common than previously thought

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Hingston, AB, Hybridization between wild non-congeneric parrots may be more common than previously thought, IBIS, 164, (2) pp. 603-605. ISSN 1474-919X (2021) [Refereed Article]

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2021 British Ornithologists' Union

DOI: doi:10.1111/ibi.13004

Abstract

Hybridization in the wild is a relatively common occurrence between species of parrots (Psittaciformes) within the same genus. However, a recent publication documented the successful production of hybrids following mating in the wild between parrot species from different genera, which was the only such case known to the authors. Here, I summarize other cases of apparent successful intergeneric hybridization in wild parrots that have been published in low-impact regional journals. These cases of intergeneric hybridization in wild parrots have generally occurred when one or both parental species are uncommon, and thus have limited opportunities to mate with conspecifics.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:hybridisation, Psittacidae, Cacatuidae, interspecific mating, Loriinae, lorikeets, Psittaciformes
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary biology
Research Field:Evolutionary ecology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
UTAS Author:Hingston, AB (Mr Andrew Hingston)
ID Code:149141
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2022-03-14
Last Modified:2022-05-18
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