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The effects of captive experience on reintroduction survival in carnivores: A review and analysis
Audience effects on food caching in grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis): evidence for pilferage avoidance strategies
The data provide the first evidence that caching mammals are sensitive to the risk of pilferage posed by an audience of conspecifics, and that they utilise evasive tactics that should help to minimise cache loss.
Using ecology to guide the study of cognitive and neural mechanisms of different aspects of spatial memory in food-hoarding animals
- T. Smulders, K. Gould, L. Leaver
- PsychologyPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
- 27 March 2010
This paper uses the natural hoarding behaviour of the three best-studied groups of scatter-hoarding animals to make predictions about three aspects of their spatial memory: duration, capacity and spatial resolution, and suggests using this approach to guide the study of the neural basis of these abilities.
Effects of food value, predation risk, and pilferage on the caching decisions of Dipodomys merriami
- L. Leaver
- 1 September 2004
Results indicate that the cache spacing behavior of D. merriami functions to protect caches from pilferers, because increased spacing of artificial caches decreased the probability of pilferage for both types of food.
Grazing and vigilance by Soay sheep on Lundy island: Influence of group size, terrain and the distribution of vegetation
Food caching and differential cache pilferage: a field study of coexistence of sympatric kangaroo rats and pocket mice
The results suggest that coexistence of kangaroo rats and pocket mice may be facilitated by a trade-off between primary harvest ability and the ability to exploit a resource that has been processed by another species, namely pilferage ability.
Evidence of Social Influences on Cache‐Making by Grey Squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis)
This study reports the first evidence that the presence of conspecifics continues to influence the caching behaviour of a scatter-hoarding mammal, the grey squirrel, after a suitable cache site has been selected and the hoarder is filling and covering its cache.
The effect of randomly altering the time and location of feeding on the behaviour of captive coyotes (Canis latrans)
Effect of predation risk on selectivity in heteromyid rodents