Predation as a cost of sexual communication in nocturnal seabirds: an experimental approach using acoustic signals.

@article{Mougeot2000PredationAA,
  title={Predation as a cost of sexual communication in nocturnal seabirds: an experimental approach using acoustic signals.},
  author={Mougeot and Bretagnolle},
  journal={Animal behaviour},
  year={2000},
  volume={60 5},
  pages={647-656}
}
Conspicuous behaviour, such as sexual advertisement, exposes animals to predation; mate attraction thus often conflicts with antipredator behaviour. We investigated whether an avian predator, the brown skua, Catharacta antarctica lönnbergi, uses the mate attraction calls of colonial seabirds, the petrels. The majority of petrels attract mates at night and vocalizations are their main way of communicating. At our study sites, skua predation on nocturnal petrels was heavy, and concentrated… CONTINUE READING

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