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1 September 2005 Divorce in the Canary Islands Stonechat (Saxicola dacotiae)
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I report the first case of divorce for the Canary Islands Stonechat (Saxicola dacotiae), an endemic bird species of the semiarid island of Fuerteventura (Canary Islands, Spain). I studied 72 pairs during three breeding seasons (2000–2001, 2001– 2002, and 2002–2003). In 2001–2002, a female divorced after a successful first nesting. This female settled in a neighboring territory where the owner was unpaired, built a new nest, and laid four eggs. The low rate of divorce (1.4%) suggests that unforced mate changes by Canary Islands Stonechats are rare.

Juan Carlos Illera "Divorce in the Canary Islands Stonechat (Saxicola dacotiae)," The Wilson Bulletin 117(3), (1 September 2005). https://doi.org/10.1676/04-076.1
Received: 22 July 2004; Accepted: 1 May 2005; Published: 1 September 2005
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