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Speed consensus and the ‘Goldilocks principle’ in flocking birds (Columba livia)

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The evolution of group living transformed the history of animal life on earth, yielding substantial selective benefits. Yet, without overcoming fundamental challenges such as how to coordinate movements with conspecifics, animals cannot maintain cohesion, and coordination is thus a prerequisite for the evolution of sociality in nonstationary animals. Although it has been considered that animal groups must coordinate the timing and direction of movements, coordinating speed is also essential t...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.anbehav.2019.09.001

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
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Author
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Animal Behaviour More from this journal
Volume:
157
Pages:
105-119
Publication date:
2019-10-01
Acceptance date:
2019-07-29
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0003-3472
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English
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pubs:1062794
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uuid:06527eaa-ecb6-4d01-a3dc-2bed08d4838e
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pubs:1062794
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1062794
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2019-10-22

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