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Exploratory and antipredator behaviours differ between territorial and nonterritorial male lizards

Stapley, Jessica; Keogh, J Scott

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Alternative territorial tactics may be part of a broader behavioural tendency that can influence the expression of other behavioural traits. We compared the exploratory and predator avoidance behaviours of territorial and floater male water skinks, Eulamprus heatwolei, to identify whether these alternative behavioural tactics are part of a broader behavioural dichotomy. Floater and territorial males differed in their tendencies to explore novel habitats. Floaters spent less time in the refuge,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/77686
Source: Animal Behaviour
DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2004.02.008

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