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Differential Avoidance of Snake Odours by a Lizard: Evidence for Prioritized Avoidance Based on Risk

Stapley, Jessica


Most studies of predator avoidance behaviours have focussed on single-predator systems, despite the fact that prey often are confronted with predator rich environments. In the presence of more than one predator, prey may have to choose between avoiding one predator over another. How prey cope with exposure to several enemies simultaneously remains largely untested. In this study I set out to investigate if skinks showed preferential avoidance of snake odours based on the relative predation risk...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003-10-17
Type: Journal article
Source: Ethology
DOI: 10.1046/j.1439-0310.2003.00920.x


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