Tracking the social behaviour of a small songbird

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Abstract

Tracking the social behaviour of a small songbird. Using Encounternet we studied the social dynamics of territorial great tits (Parus major) and revealed that slower exploring males have less-central social network positions. Additionally, by tracking both males and females, we tested if their spatial behaviour and social dynamics change after a perturbation in the communication network. We reveal that neighbouring males and neighbouring females respond in a contrasting way to territory intrusions, depending on the vocal response of the intruded male. This is one of the few projects to also track female movements in response to such an intrusion. Hence, novel technologies facilitate the understanding of how individuals may shape their own social environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBook of abstracts of the 16th congress of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology
Place of PublicationExeter, United Kingdom
PublisherUniversity of Exeter
Pages87
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventISBE2016 16th Conference of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology - University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 Jul 20164 Aug 2016
Conference number: 16
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Conference

ConferenceISBE2016 16th Conference of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology
Abbreviated titleISBE 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityExeter
Period28/07/164/08/16
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