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- n. The death of an individual caused by a sibling
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There's loads of other weird stuff worth commenting on: intrauterine siblicide, shock-moulting, their reluctance to leap over obstacles, and their attraction to unfamiliar objects.
The longer the lag time between eggs, the greater the tendency to obligate siblicide.
Some large birds are often guilty of siblicide, in which parents let their young fight it out until one (or more) of the chicks die.
Facultative siblicide is not unknown among falcons.
As he explains, siblicide has perplexed scientists for decades.