The behavioral ecology of nectar robbing: why be tactic constant?

@article{Bronstein2017TheBE,
  title={The behavioral ecology of nectar robbing: why be tactic constant?},
  author={Judith L. Bronstein and Jessica L Barker and Elinor M Lichtenberg and Leif L. Richardson and Rebecca E Irwin},
  journal={Current opinion in insect science},
  year={2017},
  volume={21},
  pages={14-18}
}
How do animals forage for variable food resources? For animals foraging at flowers, floral constancy has provided a framework for understanding why organisms visit some flowers while bypassing others. We extend this framework to the flower-handling tactics that visitors employ. Nectar robbers remove nectar through holes bitten in flowers, often without pollinating. Many foragers can switch between robbing and visiting flowers legitimately to gain access to nectar. We document that even though… CONTINUE READING
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