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Big city life: carnivores in urban environments
Cities may represent one of the most challenging environments for carnivorous mammals. For example, cities have a dearth of vegetation and other natural resources, coupled with increased habitatExpand
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To cut a long tail short: a review of lizard caudal autotomy studies carried out over the last 20 years
Caudal autotomy, the ability to shed the tail, is common in lizards as a response to attempted predation. Since Arnold's substantial review of caudal autotomy as a defence in reptiles 20 years ago,Expand
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Leave it all behind: a taxonomic perspective of autotomy in invertebrates
Autotomy is defined herein as the shedding of a body part, where (1) the loss of the body part is defensive (autotomy helps prevent the whole animal from being compromised and is in response toExpand
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Nectar as food for birds: the physiological consequences of drinking dilute sugar solutions
Abstract. Nectarivory has evolved many times in birds: although best known in hummingbirds, sunbirds and honeyeaters, it also occurs on an opportunistic basis in a varied assortment of birds. WeExpand
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Is the loss of Australian digging mammals contributing to a deterioration in ecosystem function
Despite once being described as common, digging mammal species have been lost from the Australian landscape over the last 200 years. Around half of digging mammal species are now extinct or underExpand
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Concentration and temperature effects on sugar intake and preferences in a sunbird and a hummingbird
1. The nectars of hummingbird- and passerine-pollinated plants differ in both sugar type and concentration. Firstly, hummingbird nectars tend to be more concentrated than passerine nectars. Secondly,Expand
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Energy balance in the Whitebellied Sunbird Nectarinia talatala: constraints on compensatory feeding, and consumption of supplementary water
1. Avian nectarivores consume a simple food which is generally dilute, but may vary widely in concentration and thus in water content. 2. Energy intake over 24 h was investigated in the WhitebelliedExpand
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Miombo woodland termite mounds: resource islands for small vertebrates?
Macrotermes mounds are a significant feature of African woodland landscape, contributing to habitat heterogeneity. The mounds are massive, often many centuries old, and support dense vegetation and aExpand
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Environmental conditions predict helminth prevalence in red foxes in Western Australia☆
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Osmoregulation in an avian nectarivore, the whitebellied sunbird Nectarinia talatala: response to extremes of diet concentration
SUMMARY Water intake of nectarivores is intrinsically linked to nectar concentration. Osmoregulation in whitebellied sunbirds Nectarinia talatala (body mass 9.3±0.1 g, mean ± S.D., N=7), was examinedExpand
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