Barn swallow mobbing: Self-defence, collateral kin defence, group defence, or parental care?

@article{Shields1984BarnSM,
  title={Barn swallow mobbing: Self-defence, collateral kin defence, group defence, or parental care?},
  author={William M. Shields},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1984},
  volume={32},
  pages={132-148}
}
  • W. Shields
  • Published 1 February 1984
  • Psychology
  • Animal Behaviour
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