Adaptiveness of nest site selection and egg coloration in the African Black Oystercatcher Haematopus moquini

@article{Hockey2004AdaptivenessON,
  title={Adaptiveness of nest site selection and egg coloration in the African Black Oystercatcher Haematopus moquini},
  author={P. Hockey},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={11},
  pages={117-123}
}
  • P. Hockey
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • Summary1.African Black Oystercatchers Haematopus moquini select nest sites according to macrohabitat type, local substratum, the presence of plants and other objects at and close to the nest, and shelter. Nest sites in both structurally complex and simple habitats are highly cryptic.2.Eggs are cryptic and there are consistent differences in the patterns of pigmentation between first and second laid eggs within a clutch but between females of the same population overall clutch pattern is similar… CONTINUE READING
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