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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of nest attentiveness (%) in species with different incubation strategies

From: The importance of having a partner: male help releases females from time limitation during incubation in birds

Incubation strategy Mean Median Range (min–max) SD N(species) N(populations)
Female-only care 65.4 68.9 32.7–79.2 11.5 40 51
Female with male incubation feeding 78.2 78.1 51.0–97.8 10.4 156 306
Shared incubation 87.0 90.0 58.2–100 10.5 124 171
Shared incubation (Female contribution) 51.5 52.0 20.9–89.3 13.3 124 171
Shared incubation (Male contribution) 35.5 37.3 3.4–73.6 15.3 124 171