Aromatic plants in bird nests as a protection against blood-sucking flying insects?

@article{Lafuma2001AromaticPI,
  title={Aromatic plants in bird nests as a protection against blood-sucking flying insects?},
  author={L. Lafuma and M. Lambrechts and M. Raymond},
  journal={Behavioural Processes},
  year={2001},
  volume={56},
  pages={113-120}
}
  • L. Lafuma, M. Lambrechts, M. Raymond
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Behavioural Processes
  • The nest protection hypothesis suggests that some of the fresh plant material, brought by some bird species to their nests, contain secondary compounds that repel parasites or mask the chemical cues that parasites use to find the host. Corsican blue tits (Parus caeruleus) bring pieces of several species of aromatic plants to the nest at dusk, suggesting a protection against nocturnal agents such as blood-sucking flying insects. The potential repellent or masking effect of these aromatic plant… CONTINUE READING
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