Personality and problem-solving performance explain competitive ability in the wild.

@article{Cole2012PersonalityAP,
  title={Personality and problem-solving performance explain competitive ability in the wild.},
  author={Ella F Cole and John L. Quinn},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={279 1731},
  pages={1168-75}
}
Competitive ability is a major determinant of fitness, but why individuals vary so much in their competitiveness remains only partially understood. One increasingly prevalent view is that realized competitive ability varies because it represents alternative strategies that arise because of the costs associated with competitiveness. Here we use a population of great tits (Parus major) to explore whether individual differences in competitive ability when foraging can be explained by two traits… CONTINUE READING

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