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Social organisation of thornbill-dominated mixed-species flocks using social network analysis

Farine, D.R.; Milburn, Peter J

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Mixed-species associations are a widespread phenomenon, comprising interacting heterospecific individuals which gain predator, foraging or social benefits. Avian flocks have traditionally been classified as monolithic species units, with species-wide functional roles, such as nuclear, active, passive, or follower. It has also been suggested that flocks are mutualistic interactions, where niches of participating species converge. However the species-level perspective has limited previous...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/74238
Source: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00265-012-1452-y

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