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Information transfer and gain in flocks: the effects of quality and quantity of social information at different neighbour distances

Abstract:

We assessed experimentally how the quality and quantity of social information affected foraging decisions of starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) at different neighbour distances, and how individuals gained social information as a function of head position. Our experimental set up comprised three bottomless enclosures, each housing one individual placed on a line at different distances. The birds in the extreme enclosures were labelled "senders" and the one in the centre "receiver". We manipulated th...

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10.1007/s00265-003-0698-9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY
Volume:
55
Issue:
5
Pages:
502-511
Publication date:
2004-03-05
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EISSN:
1432-0762
ISSN:
0340-5443
URN:
uuid:8ddfd31d-4fb9-4132-a9bc-9b4c803a4ddb
Source identifiers:
210517
Local pid:
pubs:210517

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