Consequences of nest reuse for parasite burden and female health and condition in blue tits, Cyanistes caeruleus

@article{Toms2007ConsequencesON,
  title={Consequences of nest reuse for parasite burden and female health and condition in blue tits, Cyanistes caeruleus},
  author={G Tom{\'a}s and Santiago Palacio Merino and Juan Moreno and Judith Oralia Ya{\~n}ez Morales},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2007},
  volume={73},
  pages={805-814}
}
Research on the costs of nest reuse is central to understanding the population ecology and evolution of cavity-nesting birds. We explored the consequences of nest reuse by offering blue tits three types of nestboxes in which to breed: nestboxes with an old nest (O), empty nestboxes (E) and nestboxes with an old nest fumigated with insecticide (F). The experimental groups differed in ectoparasitism level: the O nestboxes had the most and the F nestboxes the fewest ectoparasites. Blue tits using… CONTINUE READING
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