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Unexpected diversity in socially synchronized rhythms of shorebirds

Product Summary
Download Link* Unexpected diversity in socially synchronized rhythms of shorebirds link
Project Link Shorebird Demographics and Climate Change
DescriptionResearch on shorebirds from the north slope of Alaska, published in the top scientific journal Nature, describes how pairs of shorebirds manage the time spent incubating the eggs in their nest. Researchers funded in part by the Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (Arctic LCC) found that each parent spends time on the nest, but how long they spend is determined by the way they defend the nest from predators. Birds that actively defend against predators tended to have shorter incubation shifts, whereas those that rely on camouflage on the tundra incubate for longer, presumably to avoid revealing the location of their nests to predators.
Date CreatedNovember 22, 2016 7:18 pm
Last UpdatedNovember 22, 2016 7:18 pm

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