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Dr. Herbert Hoi

Department of Integrative Biology and Evolution
Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology


My behavioural research has mainly focused on the social, mating, and reproductive behaviour of birds. Questions related to this topic are: What are the advantages of coloniality? How males attract mates through acoustic and visual communication? Why are females choosy about their mates? Why are some females unfaithfull to their partners? How do they manage extra-pair copulation and what are the costs and benefits of this behaviour.

Research Interest

Parental care and adoption

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