Jump to content
Ornithology Exchange

Bird buffet requires surveillance


PhysOrg

Recommended Posts

The behaviour of semipalmated sandpipers (Calidris pusilla) feeding during low tide in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, surprised Guy Beauchamp, an ornithologist and research officer at the University of Montreal's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. While individuals on the periphery remained alert and used short pecks to feed on the mudflats, birds in the middle of the group relaxed their vigilance and fed on a different resource. The more peripheral group members were effectively used as sentinels for the others.

 

Read the full article on PhysOrg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The behavior of semipalmated sandpipers feeding during low tide in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, surprised researchers. While individuals on the periphery remained alert and used short pecks to feed on the mudflats, birds in the middle of the group relaxed their vigilance and fed on a different resource. The more peripheral group members were effectively used as sentinels for the others.VtmWSB-W3CE

 

Read the full article on ScienceDaily

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sandpipers Exhibit Different Feeding Behavior Depending On Position In Group

RedOrbit

The behavior of semipalmated sandpipers (Calidris pusilla) feeding during low tide in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, surprised Guy Beauchamp, an ornithologist and research officer at the University of Montreal's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. While ...

Bird Buffet Requires SurveillanceNewswise (press release)

all 2 news articles »

 

View the full article

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...