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Predictors of aggressive response towards simulated intruders depend on context and sex in Crimson Finches (Neochmia phaeton)

Young, Catherine Mary; Cain, Kristal Elaine; Svedin, Nina; Backwell, Patricia; Pryke, Sarah Rosalind

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Quantifying differences in aggressive behaviour across contexts can be useful in developing an understanding of life histories and breeding systems, as well as the relative costs and benefits of such behaviour. We investigated whether age, relative body size and colouration, sex, and breeding stage influenced levels of aggressive behaviour in two contexts, towards conspecific and heterospecific intruders (mounts) around active nests of group living Crimson Finches (Neochmia phaeton). We found...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017-02-01
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/114387
Source: Behavioural processes
DOI: 10.1016/j.beproc.2017.01.017

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