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- Grüebler, Martin U.; Müller, Martina; Michel, Vanja T.; Perrig, Marco; Keil, Herbert; Naef-Daenzer, Beat; Korner-Nievergelt, Fränzi
- Animal behaviour 2018 v.141 pp. 45-55
- Athene noctua, etc ; biomass; birds; cameras; food availability; food intake; foraging; habitats; models; nestlings; nutritional status; parents; predation; reproductive performance; survival rate; Show all 15 Subjects
- ... Food availability is a major characteristic of habitat quality, linking habitats with demographic parameters such as reproductive performance. Parent birds adjust their food provisioning to both habitat-specific food characteristics and the demands of their young. However, because habitat quality and the brood's food intake are often correlated, the underlying mechanisms of adjustments in parental ...
- Carlson, Nora V.; Healy, Susan D.; Templeton, Christopher N.
- Animal behaviour 2017 v.128 pp. 79-84
- Athene noctua, etc ; Accipiter; Cyanistes caeruleus; Parus major; adults; antipredatory behavior; birds; learning; predation; predators; prey species; Show all 11 Subjects
- ... To combat the threat of predation, prey species have developed a variety of ways to recognize and respond appropriately to novel predators. While there is evidence that predator recognition does not require learning in certain species, learning appears to play an important role for other species. In systems where learning is important, it is less clear whether predator identification requires prio ...