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A community-level evaluation of the impact of prey behavioural and ecological characteristics on predator diet composition.

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Although predation avoidance is the most commonly invoked explanation for vertebrate social evolution, there is little evidence that individuals in larger groups experience lower predation rates than those in small groups. We compare the morphological and behavioural traits of mammal prey species in the Taï forest, Ivory Coast, with the diet preferences of three of their non-human predators: leopards, chimpanzees and African crowned eagles. Individual predators show marked differences in thei...

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10.1098/rspb.2003.2626

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Author
Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
271
Issue:
1540
Pages:
725-732
Publication date:
2004-04-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:f335c0a7-8c29-426b-bcd4-fcc2438508d5
Source identifiers:
280913
Local pid:
pubs:280913

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