Stotting in Thomson's gazelles: an honest signal of condition

  title={Stotting in Thomson's gazelles: an honest signal of condition},
  author={Clare Fitzgibbon and John H. Fanshawe},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
The incidence and context of stotting were studied in Thomson's gazelles. Results suggested that gazelles were far more likely to stot in response to coursing predators, such as wild dogs, than they were to stalking predators, such as cheetahs. During hunts, gazelles that wild dogs selected stotted at lower rates than those they did not select. In addition, those which were chased, but which outran the predators, were more likely to stot, and stotted for longer durations, than those which were… CONTINUE READING


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