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To graze or gorge: consistency and flexibility of individual foraging tactics in tits

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1. An individual's foraging behaviour and time allocated to feeding have direct consequences for its fitness. Despite much research on population-level foraging decisions, few studies have investigated individual differences in fine-scale daily foraging patterns among wild animals. 2. Here, we explore the consistency and plasticity of feeding tactics of individual great tits (Parus major) and blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus), using a grid of 65 automated feeding stations in a 385-ha woodland, ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/1365-2656.12651

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Funding agency for:
Sheldon, B
Grant:
Advanced Investigator Award (AdG 250164
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons Ltd Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Animal Ecology Journal website
Volume:
86
Issue:
4
Pages:
826–836
Publication date:
2017-04-27
Acceptance date:
2017-01-08
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EISSN:
1365-2656
ISSN:
0021-8790
Source identifiers:
670968
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pubs:670968
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uuid:1f04a5db-5446-4bb4-a9d2-3776ab84db90
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pubs:670968
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2017-01-14

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