Sparrowhawk movement, calling, and presence of dead conspecifics differentially impact blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) vocal and behavioral mobbing responses

Sparrowhawk movement, calling, and presence of dead conspecifics differentially impact blue tit... Behav Ecol Sociobiol (2017) 71:133 DOI 10.1007/s00265-017-2361-x ORIGINAL ARTICLE Sparrowhawk movement, calling, and presence of dead conspecifics differentially impact blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) vocal and behavioral mobbing responses 1 1,2 1,3 Nora V. Carlson & Helen M. Pargeter & Christopher N. Templeton Received: 26 May 2017 /Revised: 27 July 2017 /Accepted: 31 July 2017 The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract behavior and vocalizations. These results indicate that differ- Many animals alter their anti-predator behavior in accordance ent components of mobbing vary according to the specific to the threat level of a predator. While much research has state of a given predator—beyond its presence or absence— examined variation in mobbing responses to different preda- and suggest that each might play a different role in the overall tors, few studies have investigated how anti-predator behavior mobbing response. Last, our results indicate that using more is affected by changes in a predator’s own state or behavior. life-like predator stimuli—those featuring simple head move- We examined the effect of sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)be- ments and audio playback of vocalizations—changes how havior on the mobbing response of wild blue tits (Cyanistes prey respond to the predator; these ‘robo-raptor’ models pro- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology Springer Journals

Sparrowhawk movement, calling, and presence of dead conspecifics differentially impact blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) vocal and behavioral mobbing responses

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Copyright © 2017 by The Author(s)
Subject
Life Sciences; Behavioral Sciences; Zoology; Animal Ecology
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0340-5443
eISSN
1432-0762
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10.1007/s00265-017-2361-x
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Behav Ecol Sociobiol (2017) 71:133 DOI 10.1007/s00265-017-2361-x ORIGINAL ARTICLE Sparrowhawk movement, calling, and presence of dead conspecifics differentially impact blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) vocal and behavioral mobbing responses 1 1,2 1,3 Nora V. Carlson & Helen M. Pargeter & Christopher N. Templeton Received: 26 May 2017 /Revised: 27 July 2017 /Accepted: 31 July 2017 The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract behavior and vocalizations. These results indicate that differ- Many animals alter their anti-predator behavior in accordance ent components of mobbing vary according to the specific to the threat level of a predator. While much research has state of a given predator—beyond its presence or absence— examined variation in mobbing responses to different preda- and suggest that each might play a different role in the overall tors, few studies have investigated how anti-predator behavior mobbing response. Last, our results indicate that using more is affected by changes in a predator’s own state or behavior. life-like predator stimuli—those featuring simple head move- We examined the effect of sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)be- ments and audio playback of vocalizations—changes how havior on the mobbing response of wild blue tits (Cyanistes prey respond to the predator; these ‘robo-raptor’ models pro-

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Behavioral Ecology and SociobiologySpringer Journals

Published: Aug 13, 2017

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