Who bullies whom at a garden feeder?: interspecific agonistic interactions of small passerines during a cold winter

Katarzyna Wojczulanis-Jakubas , Monika Kulpińska , Piotr Minias


Interspecific agonistic interactions are important selective factors for maintaining ecological niches of different species, but their outcome is difficult to predict a priori. Here, we examined the direction and intensity of interspecific interactions in an assemblage of small passerines at a garden feeder, focussing on three finch species of various body sizes. We found that large and medium-sized birds usually initiated and won agonistic interactions with smaller species. Also, the frequency of fights increased with decreasing differences in body size between the participants. Finally, the probability of engaging in a fight increased with the number of birds at the feeder.
Author Katarzyna Wojczulanis-Jakubas (FB / DVEZ)
Katarzyna Wojczulanis-Jakubas,,
- Department of Vertebrate Ecology and Zoology
, Monika Kulpińska (FB / DVEZ)
Monika Kulpińska ,,
- Department of Vertebrate Ecology and Zoology
, Piotr Minias
Piotr Minias,,
Journal seriesJournal of Ethology, ISSN 0289-0771, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2015
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishagonistic interactions, feeder, finches, interspecific competition
ASJC Classification1103 Animal Science and Zoology; 1105 Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
URL http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs10164-015-0424-x.pdf
Languageen angielski
LicenseOther; published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)20
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 03-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 20.0, 03-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 5; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2015 = 0.693; WoS Impact Factor: 2015 = 0.848 (2) - 2015=1.051 (5)
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