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Social networks predict patch discovery in a wild population of songbirds.

Abstract:

Animals use social information in a wide variety of contexts. Its extensive use by individuals to locate food patches has been documented in a number of species, and various mechanisms of discovery have been identified. However, less is known about whether individuals differ in their access to, and use of, social information to find food. We measured the social network of a wild population of three sympatric tit species (family Paridae) and then recorded individual discovery of novel food pat...

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Publisher copy:
10.1098/rspb.2012.1591

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Farine, DR More by this author
Morand-Ferron, J More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
279
Issue:
1745
Pages:
4199-4205
Publication date:
2012-10-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:353e6f33-3590-4e60-9e14-94f32f8bea93
Source identifiers:
349868
Local pid:
pubs:349868

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