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The feeding behaviour of the oystercatcher, Haematopus ostralegus

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In this study of the functional aspects of a complex behavioural system I have looked at three different aspects of the feeding behaviour of the Oystercatcher. I started by analysing the skilled feeding techniques of the adults, but I soon became interested in the development of these techniques in the young, and in the parental feeding system which is surprisingly different from that of other waders. It forms the 'buffer' between the adults and the young and allows the young to acquire th...

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University of Oxford
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Publication date:
1968
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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