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Predation risk and the cost of being fat

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SMALL birds increase their fat reserves in winter as insurance against reduced or unpredictable food supplies1: fat is accumulated daily from feeding and utilized overnight2. Field observations indicate that birds often maintain smaller reserves than expected2, which implies that there is a cost of being fat3. One such cost could be that an increased fat load reduces manoeuvrability, thus increasing the risk of predation3,4. Here we demonstrate a link between ...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1038/377621a0

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Human Sciences Institute
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Nature More from this journal
Volume:
377
Issue:
6550
Pages:
621-623
Publication date:
1995-10-19
Acceptance date:
1995-09-06
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
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pubs:710077
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uuid:ab7d6ec0-e5da-47ea-baa7-8ee977bc7746
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pubs:710077
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710077
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2017-08-01

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