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Tolerance of disturbance by humans in long-time resident and recent colonist urban doves

Gendall, Jemma; Lill, Alan; Beckman, Juliey

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BACKGROUND: A critical trait for successful urban dwelling by birds is the ability to tolerate high levels of disturbing stimulation by humans. If such tolerance is partly acquired gradually after colonization, species with a long history of residence in cities are likely to be more tolerant of such stimulation than recent urban colonists, but this has not often been tested. METHODS: We tested whether introduced...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-06-01
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/15156
Source: Avian Research
DOI: 10.1186/s40657-015-0018-x

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