Natal dispersal and personalities in great tits (Parus major).

@article{Dingemanse2003NatalDA,
  title={Natal dispersal and personalities in great tits (Parus major).},
  author={Niels J Dingemanse and Christiaan Both and Arie J. van Noordwijk and Anne L Rutten and Piet J. Drent},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={270 1516},
  pages={741-7}
}
Dispersal is a major determinant of the dynamics and genetic structure of populations, and its consequences depend not only on average dispersal rates and distances, but also on the characteristics of dispersing and philopatric individuals. We investigated whether natal dispersal correlated with a predisposed behavioural trait: exploratory behaviour in novel environments. Wild great tits were caught in their natural habitat, tested the following morning in the laboratory using an open field… CONTINUE READING
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