Temporal, spatial and social segregation of red-billed choughs between two types of communal roost: a role for mating and territory acquisition.

@article{Blanco1999TemporalSA,
  title={Temporal, spatial and social segregation of red-billed choughs between two types of communal roost: a role for mating and territory acquisition.},
  author={Blanco and Tella},
  journal={Animal behaviour},
  year={1999},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={1219-1227}
}
We assessed the value of communal roosting for mating and territory acquisition in nonbreeding red-billed choughs, Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax. Between 1991 and 1996 we surveyed all communal roosts, breeding territories and vacant nest sites in an area of 250 km2in Los Monegros (northeast Spain), as well as other communal roosts in the surrounding 500 km2from 1987 to 1996. Main roosts were used traditionally and throughout the year and gathered more choughs than subroosts, which were used only… CONTINUE READING
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