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- Greggor, Alison L.; Jolles, Jolle W.; Thornton, Alex; Clayton, Nicola S.
- Animal behaviour 2016 v.121 pp. 11-20
- Corvus frugilegus; birds; breeding; breeding season; fearfulness; motivation; people; predation; risk; seasonal variation
- ... Neophobia, or the fear of novelty, may offer benefits to animals by limiting their exposure to unknown danger, but can also impose costs by preventing the exploration of potential resources. The costs and benefits of neophobia may vary throughout the year if predation pressure, resource distribution or conspecific competition changes seasonally. Despite such variation, neophobia levels are often a ...
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