Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Does foraging efficiency vary with colony size in the fairy martin Petrochelidon ariel ?

Santema, Peter; Griffith, Simon C.; Langmore, Naomi; Komdeur, Jan; Magrath, Michael

Description

Colonial breeding occurs in a wide range of taxa, however the advantages promoting its evolution and maintenance remain poorly understood. In many avian species, breeding colonies vary by several orders of magnitude and one approach to investigating the evolution of coloniality has been to examine how potential costs and benefits vary with colony size. Several hypotheses predict that foraging efficiency may improve with colony size, through benefits associated with social foraging and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/57853
Source: Journal of Avian Biology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2008.04477.x

Download

File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Santema_Does_foraging_efficiency_vary_2009.pdf146.17 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  20 July 2017/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator