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

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


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
Source: Journal of Avian Biology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2008.04477.x


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