cooperative breeding

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cooperative breeding

any breeding system in which the true parents of a group of offspring are assisted in their rearing by other, unrelated, adults.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Stripe-backed wrens are called "co-operative breeders" because they live in family social groups on communally defended territories.
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