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Dichotomies in perceived predation risk of drinking wallabies in response to predatory crocodiles

Steer, David; Doody, Jeremiah (Sean)

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Most advances in our understanding of predation risk involve foraging animals, yet animals also trade off predation risk with other essential activities. Drinking under the risk of predation may elicit similar prey behaviours to those in foraging animals, but has been little studied. Agile wallabies, Macropus agilis, manipulate their environment by excavating drinking holes just out of reach of predatory saltwater crocodiles. Paradoxically, however, some wallabies drink from the river's edge...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/60093
Source: Animal Behaviour
DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.07.024

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