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Biology of the Ubiquitous House SparrowFrom Genes to Populations$
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Ted Anderson

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195304114

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304114.001.0001

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FORAGING BEHAVIOR AND FOOD

FORAGING BEHAVIOR AND FOOD

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(p.246) Chapter 6 FORAGING BEHAVIOR AND FOOD
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Biology of the Ubiquitous House Sparrow
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Ted R. Anderson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304114.003.0006

The flock foraging strategy of the House Sparrow is discussed with special reference to optimal foraging theory. The possible role of dominance hierarchies in foraging interactions and the food of both nestling and adult sparrows are described.

Keywords:   flock foraging, optimal foraging theory, dominance hierarchy, nestling food

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