TUFTED PUFFINS (FRATERCULA CIRRHATA) RESPOND TOPREDATION DANGER DURING COLONY APPROACH FLIGHTS

Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata) Science Article 2

abstract

In spite of their putative importance in the evolution of certain traits (e.g., nocturnality, coloniality, cliff nesting), the effects of aerial predators on behaviorof adult seabirds at colonies have been poorly investigated. We hypothesized that Tufted Puffins (Fratercula cirrhata) respond to danger posed by aerial predators by modifying their behavior to mitigate danger.

Brianne Addison et al., The Auk 124(1):63-70, 2007

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