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Why de young birds reproduce less well
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Cultural Transmission of Enemy Recognition: One Function of Mobbing
There are at least ten suggested hypotheses for the function of mobbing predators by fish, birds, and mammals. Experiments with captive European black-birds support one of these—the "culturalExpand
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Interactions among Frugivores and Fleshy Fruit Trees in a Philippine Submontane Rainforest
We assessed the potential effect of frugivore extinctions on forest regeneration in the North Negros Forest Reserve, a forest fragment that is one of the last remaining wet tropical rainforestExpand
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The functional organization of anti-predator behaviour in the pied flycatcher: A study of avian visual perception
  • E. Curio
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Animal Behaviour
  • 1 February 1975
1. 1. The pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca Pallas), a palaearctic songbird, is endangered in its breeding grounds by a number of highly diverse predators and, on occasion, by several avian nestExpand
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Extrapair paternity in the great tit (Parus major): a test of the “good genes” hypothesis
In 1993 and 1994 we determined the frequency of extrapair paternity in broods of great tits, Parus major, using multilocus DNA fingerprinting. We found no instances of intraspecific brood parasitism,Expand
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An anti-predator response in the great tit (Parus major): Is it tuned to predator risk?
SummaryTwo semi-quantitative predictions about the intensity of defence against a predator based on the associated costs and benefits as a function of predator species, were examined in great titsExpand
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The adaptive significance of avian mobbing. III. Cultural transmission of enemy recognition in blackbirds: Cross-species tutoring and properties of learning
Abstract Taped conspecific and alien species mobbing calls suffice to transmit enemy recognition of a conditioned object CS to European blackbirds ( Turdus merula ), though their reinforcing effectExpand
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Conservation needs ethologv.
  • E. Curio
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Trends in ecology & evolution
  • 1 June 1996
With the number of species and near-to-natural habitats rapidly dwindling, conservation has become an undebatable necessity. There have been some laudable, successful species conservation projectsExpand
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