Cost of mobbing call to breeding pied flycatcher, Ficedula hypoleuca

  title={Cost of mobbing call to breeding pied flycatcher, Ficedula hypoleuca},
  author={Tatjana Krama and Indrikis Krams},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology},
  • T. Krama, I. Krams
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • Behavioral Ecology
Mobbing signals advertise the location of a stalking predator to all prey in an area and recruit them into the inspection aggregation. Such behavior usually causes the predator to move to another area. However, mobbing calls could be eavesdropped by other predators. Because the predation cost of mobbing calls is poorly known, we investigated whether the vocalizations of the mobbing pied flycatcher, Ficedula hypoleuca, a small hole nesting passerine, increase the risk of nest predation. We used… 

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