Kleptoparasitism in birds

@article{Brockmann1979KleptoparasitismIB,
  title={Kleptoparasitism in birds},
  author={H. Jane Brockmann and Christopher J. Barnard},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1979},
  volume={27},
  pages={487-514}
}
Abstract Kleptoparasitism refers to the interspecific stealing of already procured food, but this paper shows that intraspecific food-stealing is effectively the same behaviour. A comprehensive review of the literature shows that certain orders of birds contain a disproportionate number of kleptoparasitic species. Birds in these orders occupy a limited range of ecological niches and are most commonly either predatory or dietary opportunists. Kleptoparasitism is particularly associated with… Expand
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