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Table 3 Male nestling provisioning in relation to paternity loss, environmental parameters and song behavior

From: Parental care, loss of paternity and circulating levels of testosterone and corticosterone in a socially monogamous song bird

  Relative male provisioning rate Absolute male provisioning rate
  Estimate [Credible intervals (2.5% – 97.5%)] Estimate [Credible intervals (2.5% – 97.5%)]
Intercept (No paternity loss) −1.45 [−3.06 – 0.17] −2.78 [−11.49 – 6.27]
Paternity loss 0.22 [−0.51 – 0.98] 0.07 [−3.14 – 3.25]
Temperature −0.06 [−0.1 – −0.01] −0.16 [−0.48 – 0.15]
Brood −0.07 [−0.45 – 0.32] −1.28 [−3.68 – 1.16]
Age of nestlings 0.05 [−0.01 – 0.11] 0.68 [0.28 – 1.09]
Number of nestlings 0.37 [0.1 – 0.65] 1.66 [0.38 – 2.97]
Songs −0.05 [−0.07 – −0.02] −0.11 [−0.21 – −0.02]
  1. The left column shows the relative male provisioning rate (proportion) and the right column the absolute male provisioning rate, each with the corresponding Bayesian estimate and its’ credible intervals. Estimates of cofactors refer to differences from the intercept estimate, which represents no paternity loss. If 0 (zero) is not included within the credible intervals there is a ‘significant’ effect of this parameter on the dependent variable. ‘Significant’ effects with credible intervals not including zero are shown in bold.