Social hoarding and a load size-distance relationship in gray jays

  title={Social hoarding and a load size-distance relationship in gray jays},
  author={Thomas A. Waite},
  journal={The Condor},
  • T. Waite
  • Published 1 November 1992
  • Biology
  • The Condor
A model that assumes scatterhoarders maximize the rate at which they store food that survives densitydependent theft by competitors has been developed elsewhere (Waite 1991a; Waite and Reeve 1992a, 1992b). The model addresses the questions of how such hoarders should distribute caches of food items collected from an ephemeral, locally abundant source, and how long they should persist in caching from such a source before moving on in search of alternative sources. The results of several field… 

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