Temporal peaks in social information: prospectors investigate conspecific nests after a simulated predator visit

@article{Thomson2013TemporalPI,
  title={Temporal peaks in social information: prospectors investigate conspecific nests after a simulated predator visit},
  author={Robert L. Thomson and P{\"a}ivi Maria Sirki{\"a} and Alexandre Villers and Toni Laaksonen},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={67},
  pages={905-911}
}
Individuals of many taxa gather social information in order to make informed decisions with lowered unpredictability. Social information may show temporal periods of higher information value during certain events. However, the value of information is expected to decrease with time since the event and individuals accessing this information are expected to do so quickly. In birds, prospectors visit the nests of other individuals to gather information about reproductive decisions and breeding… CONTINUE READING
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