Assessing blue wildebeests’ vigilance, grouping and foraging responses to perceived predation risk using playback experiments

Assessing blue wildebeests’ vigilance, grouping and foraging responses to perceived predation... •Wildebeest increased their antipredator vigilance after lion roar playbacks.•They also bunched to increase the group’s density after lion roars.•They did not increase social vigilance after these playbacks.•They did not change their vigilance or bunch more after car noise playbacks.•Wildebeest did not appear to use social information in this predation risk context. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Behavioural Processes Elsevier

Assessing blue wildebeests’ vigilance, grouping and foraging responses to perceived predation risk using playback experiments

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2019 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0376-6357
eISSN
1872-8308
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.beproc.2019.05.021
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Abstract

•Wildebeest increased their antipredator vigilance after lion roar playbacks.•They also bunched to increase the group’s density after lion roars.•They did not increase social vigilance after these playbacks.•They did not change their vigilance or bunch more after car noise playbacks.•Wildebeest did not appear to use social information in this predation risk context.

Journal

Behavioural ProcessesElsevier

Published: Jul 1, 2019

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