Birds of Indian Subcontinent

Intercolony movements and prospecting behaviour in the colonial lesser kestrel

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2010
Authors:Calabuig, G, Ortego, J, Aparicio, J, Cordero, PJ
Journal:Animal Behaviour
Date Published:2010
ISBN Number:0003-3472
Keywords:dispersal, Falco, Falco naumanni, Falco tinnunculus, Falconidae, habitat selection, Lesser kestrel, nest visiting, public information
Abstract:The exploratory activity of individuals aimed at collecting information about potential future breeding sites is known as prospecting. We studied prospecting behaviour in the colonial lesser kestrel, Falco naumanni, using detailed information from radiomarked individuals, whose breeding attempts we terminated at the chick stage, and intensive videotape recording of nests. Half of the radiomarked individuals actively prospected nests in both their own and foreign colonies and they visited colonies up to 7400
Short Title:Animal Behaviour
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