Competitive abilities of oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus) occupying territories of different quality

Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) Science Article 2


In territorial species, habitat heterogeneity results in some individuals occupying poor quality siteswhile others occupy high quality sites. Floaters (mature nonbreeders) may accept a low quality territory, because it is the best they can get and defend (

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