Advantages and disadvantages of coloniality in the swallow, Hirundo rustica

@article{Mller1987AdvantagesAD,
  title={Advantages and disadvantages of coloniality in the swallow, Hirundo rustica
},
  author={Anders Pape M{\o}ller},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1987},
  volume={35},
  pages={819-832}
}
  • A. Møller
  • Published 1 June 1987
  • Environmental Science
  • Animal Behaviour
Intraspecific nest parasitism in the swallow Hirundo rustica: the importance of neighbors
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  • Biology
    Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • 2004
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Intraspecific nest parasitism in the swallow Hirundo rustica involves several parasite and anti-parasite tactics and Aggression by neighbors may reduce the success of potential parasitic swallows.
COLONY CHOICE IN CLIFF SWALLOWS: EFFECTS OF HETEROGENEITY IN FORAGING HABITAT
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Findings emphasize that colony choice in Cliff Swallows is complex, reflecting both the socially mediated costs and benefits of group size that vary among individuals and the effects of habitat heterogeneity that may influence food availability at some sites.
Reduced disease in offspring: A benefit of coloniality in sunfish
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It is shown that disease in offspring of fish may be reduced by nesting in colonies, due in part to a behavioural advantage since colonial males can devote less time to defending eggs and more time to fanning them, which reduces fungal infection.
Overlooked Costs of Coloniality: Mislaid Eggs and the Double Incubation of Separate Nests
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It is argued the potential to mislay eggs and allocate parental care across separate nests may represent an overlooked cost of colonial nesting in birds.
Infanticidal and anti-infanticidal strategies in the swallow Hirundo rustica
  • A. Møller
  • Biology
    Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • 2004
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Colonial nests from which the male was removed suffered from infanticide more often than solitary nests, and nests where infanticides was recorded were guarded significantly less intensely than other nests before the infanticidal incidents.
Reproductive effort of colonial and solitary breeding tree sparrows Passer montanus L.
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It is suggested that colonial breeders benefited from the social stimulation of simultaneous feeding in first broods, but the advantage of synchronicity in feeding declined in second broods and the sparser breeding spacing of solitary parents was more advantageous for feeding in second and third broods.
Colonial versus solitary breeding: nesting patterns of Brown-throated Martins Riparia paludicola in Morocco
This study explored reasons for variable nesting habits in a hole-nesting bird species that sometimes breeds colonially and sometimes alone. Nesting was surveyed over ten years in natural sand cliffs
Settlement patterns of female barn swallows Hirundo rustica across different group sizes: access to colorful males or favored nests?
  • R. Safran
  • Biology
    Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • 2007
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It is apparent that female settlement patterns are strongly tied to the availability of old nests at a site, andExtra-pair fertilizations are equally common across all group sizes in this population, suggesting that females do not face a trade-off between old nests and the possibility of extra-pair mating decisions when making settlement decisions.
Does coloniality improve foraging efficiency and nestling provisioning? A field experiment in the wild Zebra Finch.
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It is suggested that individuals settling in solitary nests were intrinsically better foragers and more optimal parents, adding to the existing evidence that the effects of nesting density on fitness are both complex and multiple.
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It is suggested that reduced predation on eggs and young, resulting from both gr ouLp defense and "selfish herd" effects, is an important advantage of Bank Swallow coloniality.
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It is proposed that social foraging plays an important role in maximizing the feeding efficiency in this species and that asynchronous breeding decreases the effectiveness of thissocial foraging, particularly in late nesters and among young, newly fledged birds.
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