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Personality and basal metabolic rate in a wild bird population

Abstract:

Personality and metabolic rate are predicted to show covariance on methodological and functional grounds, but empirical studies at the individual level are rare, especially in natural populations. Here we assess the relationship between exploration behaviour, an important axis of personality, and basal metabolic rate (BMR) for 680 free-living great tits Parus major, studied over three years. We find that exploration behaviour is weakly negatively related to BMR among female, but not male, bir...

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Bouwhuis, S More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Verhulst, S More by this author
Journal:
Oikos
Volume:
123
Issue:
1
Pages:
56-62
Publication date:
2014-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1600-0706
ISSN:
0030-1299
URN:
uuid:34ea0d94-748d-48b9-85b8-91504218b98f
Source identifiers:
444588
Local pid:
pubs:444588
Language:
English

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