The functions of stotting in Thomson's gazelles: some tests of the predictions

@article{Caro1986TheFO,
  title={The functions of stotting in Thomson's gazelles: some tests of the predictions},
  author={T. Caro},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1986},
  volume={34},
  pages={663-684}
}
  • T. Caro
  • Published 1986
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Abstract Stotting in Thomson's gazelles ( Gazella thomsoni ) was found to have a negligible time cost in slow flights and it was normally shown in safe situations when prey were unlikely to be captured. [...] Key Method Eleven hypotheses concerning the benefits of stotting were tested using a number of predictions about the stotting individual, its conspecifics and the predator (usually cheetahs), some of which were pertinent to several hypotheses. Although a number of hypotheses were supported by some of the…Expand Abstract

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