Territorial responses of male blue tits, Cyanistes caeruleus, to UV-manipulated neighbours

Angelika Poesel, Torben Dabelsteen, Safi-Kirstine Darden, Kaspar Delhey, Anne Peters

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Abstract

Multiple phenotypic traits can affect the outcome of interactions among territorial animals. Individuals may use current and previously acquired information on phenotypic traits to assess the competitive ability of opponents and adjust the strength of their response depending on the threat the opponent poses. In birds, colourful plumage and song are widespread phenotypic traits.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179 - 187
Number of pages9
JournalJournal fur Ornithologie
Volume148
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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