Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

The role of alarm responses in the formation of mixed-species flocks of heathland birds

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Oiseaux_v2b_01333
Auteur(s)
  • P. W. Greig-Smith
Affiliation(s)
  • School of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK
Résumé

Birds of ten species with similar short flight distances from a human intruder associated with stonechats (Saxicola torquata), which have large flight and alarm call distances. The attendants probably took advantage of the ‘domain of safety’ around the stonechat, produced by the difference in flight distance. Stonechats have no reciprocal advantage, and were not seen to initiate flocks. Flocks were formed with both calling and silent stonechats. Benefits in the latter case probably include early warning of danger, but there may also have been a reduction in vigilance by attendants. The relative flocking activity of attendant species (number of associations observed; percentage of incidents with silent stonechats; rate of warning calls by stonechats joined) was related to the species' average flight distance from an intruder (Fig. 1). Possible explanations are consistent with a correspondence between flocking tendency and the degree of benefit obtained.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - health sciences
  • 2 - psychology & cognitive sciences
  • 3 - behavioral science & comparative psychology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - ecologie animale, vegetale et microbienne
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Animal Science and Zoology
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - zoology
  • 1 - science ; 2 - ecology
  • 1 - science ; 2 - behavioral sciences
Identifiant ISTEX
D8D6CC928A507B8A73BB35E09C87341AAD84ECFC
Revue

Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

Année de publication
1981
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
6.615
Sous-corpus
  • Oiseaux
Type de publication
Journal
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