Do great tits rely on inadvertent social information from blue tits? A habitat selection experiment

@article{Parejo2008DoGT,
  title={Do great tits rely on inadvertent social information from blue tits? A habitat selection experiment},
  author={Deseada Parejo and Etienne G. J. Danchin and N{\'a}dia Moreira da Silva and Joel White and Am{\'e}lie N. Dreiss and Jes{\'u}s Miguel Avil{\'e}s},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={62},
  pages={1569-1579}
}
Sympatric species sharing requirements are competitors, but recent evidence suggests that heterospecifics may also be used as a source of information. The heterospecific habitat copying hypothesis proposes that individuals of one species might use information inadvertently produced by the breeding performance of individuals of other species to assess habitat quality whenever the two species share needs. In this study, we provide the first experimental test of this hypothesis by examining… CONTINUE READING