Olfactory Assessment of Competitors to the Nest Site: An Experiment on a Passerine Species

Abstract

Since most avian species have been considered anosmic or microsmatic, olfaction and associated behavioural patterns have hardly been investigated. Most importantly, empirical data on avian olfaction is not equally distributed among species. Initial investigations focused on species with relatively big olfactory bulbs because they were thought to have better… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167905

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