Threshold model of feeding territoriality : a test with an Hawaiian honeycreeper

Author: Carpenter, F. Lynn
MacMillen, Richard E.
Title: Threshold model of feeding territoriality : a test with an Hawaiian honeycreeper
Year: 1975
Pages: ii, 11 leaves.
Subject: Hawaiian honeycreepers
Birds food
Territoriality (zoology)
Honeycreepers behavior
Summary: A cost-benefit model predicting threshold requirements for establishment of feeding territories in nectarivorous birds was tested by comparing 24-hour energy production of nectar with energy budgets in territorial and nonterritorial Hawaiian honeycreepers. The test was positive and demonstrated that nectar productivity was more important in determining establishment of territories than intrusion pressure and floral dispersion.
URL: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/hpicesu/ibp/61.pdf
Database: Monographs

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