The active nightlife of diurnal birds: extraterritorial forays and nocturnal activity patterns

  title={The active nightlife of diurnal birds: extraterritorial forays and nocturnal activity patterns},
  author={M. Ward and M. Alessi and T. Benson and S. J. Chiavacci},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  • M. Ward, M. Alessi, +1 author S. J. Chiavacci
  • Published 2014
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Most birds are socially monogamous, diurnally active and have small home ranges. These birds occasionally undertake extraterritorial forays, presumably to seek extrapair copulations. We used automated radiotelemetry to examine nocturnal forays and activity of a diurnal, socially monogamous passerine, the yellow-breasted chat, Icterina virens. Males and females forayed during both day and night, but night forays were more common. In addition to varying between day and night, there were sex- and… CONTINUE READING
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