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Collective decision making and social interaction rules in mixed-species flocks of songbirds

Farine, D.R.; Aplin, Lucy; Garroway, Colin J.; Mann, Richard P.; Sheldon, B.C.


Associations in mixed-species foraging groups are common in animals, yet have rarely been explored in the context of collective behaviour. Despite many investigations into the social and ecological conditions under which individuals should form groups, we still know little about the specific behavioural rules that individuals adopt in these contexts, or whether these can be generalized to heterospecifics. Here, we studied collective behaviour in flocks in a community of five species of woodland...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Animal Behaviour
DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.07.008


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