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Ecological correlates of home‐range size in spring–summer for female roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) in a deciduous woodland
Results showed that females do not adjust their home-range size in response to body mass or age, and instead increased with increasing reproductive success, but the magnitude of the change varied over the period of maternal care.
Effects of access to preen gland secretions on mallard plumage
- M. Giraudeau, C. Duval, N. Guillon, V. Bretagnolle, C. Gutierrez, P. Heeb
- 2 May 2010
It is shown that preen oil acts to maintain plumage condition and suggests that feather microstructure is essential to maintain feathers waterproofness, and shows that plumage waterproofness is mostly due to the spatial micro-structure of feathers.
Foraging Behavior and Habitat Choice of Wintering Northern Shoveler in a Major Wintering Quarter in France
-The behavior of Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) was studied from September 1996 to March 1997 in four protected areas, one artificial and three nature reserves, in the Marshes of Rochefort,…
Linear social dominance hierarchy and corticosterone responses in male mallards and pintails
The use of an artificial wetland by shoveler Anas clypeata in Western France: The role of food resources
Sewage works are known to be attractive to waterbirds, especially during the breeding season. The sewage works of Rochefort (Western France) regularly hosts internationally important numbers of…
Effect of preen oil on plumage bacteria: An experimental test with the mallard
Selection of hardwood saplings by European roe deer: effects of variation in the availability of palatable species and of understory vegetation
L'alimentation du chevreuil (Capreolus capreolus) dans les forets europeennes de production a des consequences financieres importantes. Le chene (Quercus robur, Q. pedunculatus) et le charme…
Growth of European roe deer: patterns and rates.
The decelerating rate of growth may be a consequence of allocation of resources to movement as these “hider” young become more active; and the monomolecular pattern may be commoner among ungulates than is currently realised.
Preservation of winter social dominance status in Brent Geese Branta bernicla bernicla within and across winters
A significant preservation of dominance scores is observed when only adults that had the same social unit size during two consecutive winters are considered, suggesting that a fixed trait such as sex or morphological size may still play a role in setting dominance status.
Growth and plumage development of Pintail ducklings
A reference table allowing precise determination of the age of Pintail ducklings from plumage characteristics is presented, which can be used when it is not possible to catch ducklings in the field.