Habitat selection responses of parents to offspring predation risk: an experimental test.

  title={Habitat selection responses of parents to offspring predation risk: an experimental test.},
  author={Joseph J. Fontaine and Thomas E Martin},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  volume={168 6},
The ability of nest predation to influence habitat settlement decisions in birds is widely debated, despite its importance in limiting fitness. Here, we experimentally manipulated nest predation risk across a landscape and asked the question, do migratory birds assess and respond to variation in nest predation risk when choosing breeding habitats? We examined habitat preference by quantifying the density and settlement date of eight species of migratory passerines breeding in areas with and… CONTINUE READING
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