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The role of vigilance and alarm calling in the red junglefowl, Gallus gallus

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Vigilance and alarm calling are considered exclusively anti-predator behaviours. However recent work suggests they may have other functions. My thesis explores the role of vigilance and alarm calling in red junglefowl, Gallus gallus. Male fowl are more vigilant than females and produce male-specific alarm calls for aerial predators. Chapter 2 tested hypotheses for male vigilance and aerial alarm calling by manipulating group size and sex ratio. Vigilance and alarm calling generall...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Sub department:
Zoology
Research group:
Pizzari Lab
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Sub department:
Zoology
Research group:
Pizzari Lab
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Sub department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
Christ Church
Role:
Examiner
Institution:
University College Cork
Role:
Examiner
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2020-05-31

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