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Behavioural responses of wildlife to urban environments
Increased urbanization represents a formidable challenge for wildlife. Nevertheless, a few species appear to thrive in the evolutionarily novel environment created by cities, demonstrating theExpand
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Interpreting indices of physiological stress in free-living vertebrates
When vertebrate physiological ecologists use the terms ‘stress’ or ‘physiological stress’, they typically mean the level of hypothalamus–pituitary–adrenal (HPA-) axis activation. Measurements ofExpand
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Longevity Records for Some Neotropical Land Birds
on survival rates in the tropics. Snow (1962a) found that male White-bearded Manakins (Manacus manacus) in Trinidad had an annual survival rate of at least 89%. This was based on a group ofExpand
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Development of parameters influencing blood oxygen carrying capacity in the welcome swallow and fairy martin.
  • Prue Simmons, A. Lill
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A…
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Welcome swallow (Hirundo neoxena) and fairy martin (Petrochelidon ariel) nestlings develop relatively slowly. They exceed adult mass early in development, then lose weight and fledge at about adultExpand
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Oxytocin enhances the appropriate use of human social cues by the domestic dog (Canis familiaris) in an object choice task
It has been postulated that the neuropeptide, oxytocin, is involved in human–dog bonding. This may explain why dogs, compared to wolves, are such good performers on object choice tasks, which testExpand
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Does habitat fragmentation cause stress in the agile antechinus? A haematological approach
Although the vertebrate stress response is essential for survival, frequent or prolonged stress responses can result in chronic physiological stress, which is associated with a suite of conditionsExpand
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How Noisy Does a Noisy Miner Have to Be? Amplitude Adjustments of Alarm Calls in an Avian Urban ‘Adapter’
Background Urban environments generate constant loud noise, which creates a formidable challenge for many animals relying on acoustic communication. Some birds make vocal adjustments that reduceExpand
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The influence of livestock grazing and weed invasion on habitat use by birds in grassy woodland remnants
Remnants of native vegetation in regions dominated by agriculture are subject to degradation, especially by livestock grazing and weed invasion. Ground-foraging birds are amongst the most threatenedExpand
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Avian fruit consumption and seed dispersal in a temperate Australian woodland
Abstract The effectiveness of avian fruit consumers as seed dispersers of fleshy-fruited plants was studied in a temperate woodland community. As a consequence of the short and overlapping fruitingExpand
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Temporal variation in bird assemblages: How representative is a one-year snapshot?
Abstract Bird assemblages generally are no longer regarded as stable entities, but rather as fluctuating in response to many factors. Australia's highly variable climate is likely to result in a highExpand
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