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Boldness and Stress Responsiveness as Drivers of Nest-Site Selection in a Ground-Nesting Bird

Seltmann, Martin W; Jaatinen, Kim; Steele, Benjamin B.; Ost, Markus


Nest-site selection involves trade-offs between the probability of nest discovery by egg predators, danger to the incubating parent from predators and provision of an appropriate microclimate for incubation, and all three components are potentially influenced by nest concealment and distance to habitat edge. Personality traits also affect habitat choice, and the trade-off hypothesis suggests that variable stress-coping strategies may evolve because individuals prioritize either productivity...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Ethology
DOI: 10.1111/eth.12181


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