The observable response an animal makes to any situation.
Behavioral responses or sequences associated with eating including modes of feeding, rhythmic patterns of eating, and time intervals.
Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.
Any behavior caused by or affecting another individual, usually of the same species.
The observable response of a man or animal to a situation.
Sexual activities of humans.
Sexual activities of animals.
Any observable response or action of a child from 24 months through 12 years of age. For neonates or children younger than 24 months, INFANT BEHAVIOR is available.
The tendency to explore or investigate a novel environment. It is considered a motivation not clearly distinguishable from curiosity.
Any observable response or action of an adolescent.
Disturbances considered to be pathological based on age and stage appropriateness, e.g., conduct disturbances and anaclitic depression. This concept does not include psychoneuroses, psychoses, or personality disorders with fixed patterns.
The behavior patterns associated with or characteristic of a mother.
The application of modern theories of learning and conditioning in the treatment of behavior disorders.
Relatively invariant mode of behavior elicited or determined by a particular situation; may be verbal, postural, or expressive.
Behavior which may be manifested by destructive and attacking action which is verbal or physical, by covert attitudes of hostility or by obstructionism.
Any behavior associated with conflict between two individuals.
Undertaking a task involving a challenge for achievement or a desirable goal in which there is a lack of certainty or a fear of failure. It may also include the exhibiting of certain behaviors whose outcomes may present a risk to the individual or to those associated with him or her.
The act of making a selection among two or more alternatives, usually after a period of deliberation.
Animal behavior associated with the nest; includes construction, effects of size and material; behavior of the adult during the nesting period and the effect of the nest on the behavior of the young.
Behavior in which persons hurt or harm themselves without the motive of suicide or of sexual deviation.
The physical activity of a human or an animal as a behavioral phenomenon.
Animal searching behavior. The variable introductory phase of an instinctive behavior pattern or sequence, e.g., looking for food, or sequential courtship patterns prior to mating.
Behaviors which are at variance with the expected social norm and which affect other individuals.
Instinctual behavior pattern in which food is obtained by killing and consuming other species.
The observable, measurable, and often pathological activity of an organism that portrays its inability to overcome a habit resulting in an insatiable craving for a substance or for performing certain acts. The addictive behavior includes the emotional and physical overdependence on the object of habit in increasing amount or frequency.
An act performed without delay, reflection, voluntary direction or obvious control in response to a stimulus.
Behaviors associated with the ingesting of water and other liquids; includes rhythmic patterns of drinking (time intervals - onset and duration), frequency and satiety.
Coordinate set of non-specific behavioral responses to non-psychiatric illness. These may include loss of APPETITE or LIBIDO; disinterest in ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING; or withdrawal from social interaction.
The behavior of performing an act persistently and repetitively without it leading to reward or pleasure. The act is usually a small, circumscribed behavior, almost ritualistic, yet not pathologically disturbing. Examples of compulsive behavior include twirling of hair, checking something constantly, not wanting pennies in change, straightening tilted pictures, etc.
Reduction of high-risk choices and adoption of low-risk quantity and frequency alternatives.
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
An act which constitutes the termination of a given instinctive behavior pattern or sequence.
Any observable response or action of a neonate or infant up through the age of 23 months.
An animal's cleaning and caring for the body surface. This includes preening, the cleaning and oiling of feathers with the bill or of hair with the tongue.
The strengthening of a conditioned response.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Includes two similar disorders: oppositional defiant disorder and CONDUCT DISORDERS. Symptoms occurring in children with these disorders include: defiance of authority figures, angry outbursts, and other antisocial behaviors.
Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).
Feeling or emotion of dread, apprehension, and impending disaster but not disabling as with ANXIETY DISORDERS.
The aggregate of social and cultural institutions, forms, patterns, and processes that influence the life of an individual or community.
Innate response elicited by sensory stimuli associated with a threatening situation, or actual confrontation with an enemy.
The behavior patterns associated with or characteristic of a father.
Those factors which cause an organism to behave or act in either a goal-seeking or satisfying manner. They may be influenced by physiological drives or by external stimuli.
A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.
An activity in which the body is propelled through water by specific movement of the arms and/or the legs. Swimming as propulsion through water by the movement of limbs, tail, or fins of animals is often studied as a form of PHYSICAL EXERTION or endurance.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
Performing the role of a parent by care-giving, nurturance, and protection of the child by a natural or substitute parent. The parent supports the child by exercising authority and through consistent, empathic, appropriate behavior in response to the child's needs. PARENTING differs from CHILD REARING in that in child rearing the emphasis is on the act of training or bringing up the children and the interaction between the parent and child, while parenting emphasizes the responsibility and qualities of exemplary behavior of the parent.
Actions which have a high risk of being harmful or injurious to oneself or others.
Reactions of an individual or groups of individuals with relation to the immediate surrounding area including the animate or inanimate objects within that area.
Learning situations in which the sequence responses of the subject are instrumental in producing reinforcement. When the correct response occurs, which involves the selection from among a repertoire of responses, the subject is immediately reinforced.
Disorders related to substance abuse.
The reciprocal interaction of two or more persons.
The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.
The mimicking of the behavior of one individual by another.
The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)
Includes both producing and responding to words, either written or spoken.
Sexual union of a male and a female in non-human species.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
Activities performed to obtain licit or illicit substances.
Sexual behaviors which are high-risk for contracting SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES or for producing PREGNANCY.
Behaviors associated with the ingesting of alcoholic beverages, including social drinking.
The interactions between parent and child.
A personality disorder whose essential feature is a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood. The individual must be at least age 18 and must have a history of some symptoms of CONDUCT DISORDER before age 15. (From DSM-IV, 1994)
Movement or the ability to move from one place or another. It can refer to humans, vertebrate or invertebrate animals, and microorganisms.
Theoretical representations that simulate psychological processes and/or social processes. These include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
The direct struggle between individuals for environmental necessities or for a common goal.
Individuals enrolled in a school or formal educational program.
An object or a situation that can serve to reinforce a response, to satisfy a motive, or to afford pleasure.
The storing or preserving of video signals for television to be played back later via a transmitter or receiver. Recordings may be made on magnetic tape or discs (VIDEODISC RECORDING).
Learning the correct route through a maze to obtain reinforcement. It is used for human or animal populations. (Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 6th ed)
Stress wherein emotional factors predominate.
Group composed of associates of same species, approximately the same age, and usually of similar rank or social status.
How information is gathered in personal, academic or work environments and the resources used.
Married or single individuals who share sexual relations.
Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.
The antisocial acts of children or persons under age which are illegal or lawfully interpreted as constituting delinquency.
Any suction exerted by the mouth; response of the mammalian infant to draw milk from the breast. Includes sucking on inanimate objects. Not to be used for thumb sucking, which is indexed under fingersucking.
The basic cellular units of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the NERVOUS SYSTEM.
Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.
The procedure of presenting the conditioned stimulus without REINFORCEMENT to an organism previously conditioned. It refers also to the diminution of a conditioned response resulting from this procedure.
Spontaneous or voluntary recreational activities pursued for enjoyment and accessories or equipment used in the activities; includes games, toys, etc.
A response to a cue that is instrumental in avoiding a noxious experience.
Usual level of physical activity that is less than 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity on most days of the week.
A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.
Interaction between a mother and child.
The application of an unpleasant stimulus or penalty for the purpose of eliminating or correcting undesirable behavior.
Sounds used in animal communication.
Includes the spectrum of human immunodeficiency virus infections that range from asymptomatic seropositivity, thru AIDS-related complex (ARC), to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Computer-based representation of physical systems and phenomena such as chemical processes.
A disorder beginning in childhood. It is marked by the presence of markedly abnormal or impaired development in social interaction and communication and a markedly restricted repertoire of activity and interest. Manifestations of the disorder vary greatly depending on the developmental level and chronological age of the individual. (DSM-V)
Persons functioning as natural, adoptive, or substitute parents. The heading includes the concept of parenthood as well as preparation for becoming a parent.
A sheath that is worn over the penis during sexual behavior in order to prevent pregnancy or spread of sexually transmitted disease.
Individual or group aggressive behavior which is socially non-acceptable, turbulent, and often destructive. It is precipitated by frustrations, hostility, prejudices, etc.
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
Personality construct referring to an individual's perception of the locus of events as determined internally by his or her own behavior versus fate, luck, or external forces. (ERIC Thesaurus, 1996).
A schedule prescribing when the subject is to be reinforced or rewarded in terms of temporal interval in psychological experiments. The schedule may be continuous or intermittent.
Activities designed to attract the attention or favors of another.
Almond-shaped group of basal nuclei anterior to the INFERIOR HORN OF THE LATERAL VENTRICLE of the TEMPORAL LOBE. The amygdala is part of the limbic system.
Signals for an action; that specific portion of a perceptual field or pattern of stimuli to which a subject has learned to respond.
Communication between animals involving the giving off by one individual of some chemical or physical signal, that, on being received by another, influences its behavior.
Relatively permanent change in behavior that is the result of past experience or practice. The concept includes the acquisition of knowledge.
Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.
Diseases due to or propagated by sexual contact.
The selection of one food over another.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of systems, processes, or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
Those characteristics that distinguish one SEX from the other. The primary sex characteristics are the OVARIES and TESTES and their related hormones. Secondary sex characteristics are those which are masculine or feminine but not directly related to reproduction.
Administration of a drug or chemical by the individual under the direction of a physician. It includes administration clinically or experimentally, by human or animal.
Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.
The unsuccessful attempt to kill oneself.
The external elements and conditions which surround, influence, and affect the life and development of an organism or population.
An outbred strain of rats developed in 1915 by crossing several Wistar Institute white females with a wild gray male. Inbred strains have been derived from this original outbred strain, including Long-Evans cinnamon rats (RATS, INBRED LEC) and Otsuka-Long-Evans-Tokushima Fatty rats (RATS, INBRED OLETF), which are models for Wilson's disease and non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, respectively.
Female parents, human or animal.
The experimental study of the relationship between the genotype of an organism and its behavior. The scope includes the effects of genes on simple sensory processes to complex organization of the nervous system.
Recording of visual and sometimes sound signals on magnetic tape.
A disorder characterized by episodes of vigorous and often violent motor activity during REM sleep (SLEEP, REM). The affected individual may inflict self injury or harm others, and is difficult to awaken from this condition. Episodes are usually followed by a vivid recollection of a dream that is consistent with the aggressive behavior. This condition primarily affects adult males. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p393)
Principles applied to the analysis and explanation of psychological or behavioral phenomena.
Instinctual patterns of activity related to a specific area including ability of certain animals to return to a given place when displaced from it, often over great distances using navigational clues such as those used in migration (ANIMAL MIGRATION).
A state of harmony between internal needs and external demands and the processes used in achieving this condition. (From APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)
Those affective states which can be experienced and have arousing and motivational properties.
What a person has in mind to do or bring about.
Research that involves the application of the behavioral and social sciences to the study of the actions or reactions of persons or animals in response to external or internal stimuli. (from American Heritage Dictionary, 4th ed)
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
The act of injuring one's own body to the extent of cutting off or permanently destroying a limb or other essential part of a body.
Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.
The training or molding of an individual through various relationships, educational agencies, and social controls, which enables him to become a member of a particular society.
The determination and evaluation of personality attributes by interviews, observations, tests, or scales. Articles concerning personality measurement are considered to be within scope of this term.
The strengthening of a response with a social reward such as a nod of approval, a parent's love or attention.
A general term referring to the learning of some particular response.
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.
An alkaloid ester extracted from the leaves of plants including coca. It is a local anesthetic and vasoconstrictor and is clinically used for that purpose, particularly in the eye, ear, nose, and throat. It also has powerful central nervous system effects similar to the amphetamines and is a drug of abuse. Cocaine, like amphetamines, acts by multiple mechanisms on brain catecholaminergic neurons; the mechanism of its reinforcing effects is thought to involve inhibition of dopamine uptake.
Social structure of a group as it relates to the relative social rank of dominance status of its members. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)
The affective response to an actual current external danger which subsides with the elimination of the threatening condition.
Sexual attraction or relationship between males.
Regular course of eating and drinking adopted by a person or animal.
The act, process, or result of passing from one place or position to another. It differs from LOCOMOTION in that locomotion is restricted to the passing of the whole body from one place to another, while movement encompasses both locomotion but also a change of the position of the whole body or any of its parts. Movement may be used with reference to humans, vertebrate and invertebrate animals, and microorganisms. Differentiate also from MOTOR ACTIVITY, movement associated with behavior.
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
Educational institutions.
Cognitive mechanism based on expectations or beliefs about one's ability to perform actions necessary to produce a given effect. It is also a theoretical component of behavior change in various therapeutic treatments. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 1994)
A group of disorders characterized by physiological and psychological disturbances in appetite or food intake.
Physical activity which is usually regular and done with the intention of improving or maintaining PHYSICAL FITNESS or HEALTH. Contrast with PHYSICAL EXERTION which is concerned largely with the physiologic and metabolic response to energy expenditure.
The time from the onset of a stimulus until a response is observed.
The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.
Collection of pleomorphic cells in the caudal part of the anterior horn of the LATERAL VENTRICLE, in the region of the OLFACTORY TUBERCLE, lying between the head of the CAUDATE NUCLEUS and the ANTERIOR PERFORATED SUBSTANCE. It is part of the so-called VENTRAL STRIATUM, a composite structure considered part of the BASAL GANGLIA.
The properties, processes, and behavior of biological systems under the action of mechanical forces.
The separation of individuals or groups resulting in the lack of or minimizing of social contact and/or communication. This separation may be accomplished by physical separation, by social barriers and by psychological mechanisms. In the latter, there may be interaction but no real communication.
Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.
Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.
Intellectual or mental process whereby an organism obtains knowledge.
Typical way of life or manner of living characteristic of an individual or group. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)
One of the catecholamine NEUROTRANSMITTERS in the brain. It is derived from TYROSINE and is the precursor to NOREPINEPHRINE and EPINEPHRINE. Dopamine is a major transmitter in the extrapyramidal system of the brain, and important in regulating movement. A family of receptors (RECEPTORS, DOPAMINE) mediate its action.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
The volatile portions of substances perceptible by the sense of smell. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
The transmission and reproduction of transient images of fixed or moving objects. An electronic system of transmitting such images together with sound over a wire or through space by apparatus that converts light and sound into electrical waves and reconverts them into visible light rays and audible sound. (From Webster, 3rd ed)
The coordination of a sensory or ideational (cognitive) process and a motor activity.
The property of objects that determines the direction of heat flow when they are placed in direct thermal contact. The temperature is the energy of microscopic motions (vibrational and translational) of the particles of atoms.
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
Behavior in defense of an area against another individual or individuals primarily of the same species.
The process of cumulative change over successive generations through which organisms acquire their distinguishing morphological and physiological characteristics.
The rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.
Behavior patterns of those practicing CONTRACEPTION.
The consumption of edible substances.
Wormlike or grublike stage, following the egg in the life cycle of insects, worms, and other metamorphosing animals.
The teaching or training of those individuals with subnormal intellectual functioning.
A repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior in which the basic rights of others or major age-appropriate societal norms or rules are violated. These behaviors include aggressive conduct that causes or threatens physical harm to other people or animals, nonaggressive conduct that causes property loss or damage, deceitfulness or theft, and serious violations of rules. The onset is before age 18. (From DSM-IV, 1994)
Disorders related or resulting from use of cocaine.
The total process by which organisms produce offspring. (Stedman, 25th ed)
The ability to detect scents or odors, such as the function of OLFACTORY RECEPTOR NEURONS.
Educational institutions providing facilities for teaching and research and authorized to grant academic degrees.
The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.
The process of laying or shedding fully developed eggs (OVA) from the female body. The term is usually used for certain INSECTS or FISHES with an organ called ovipositor where eggs are stored or deposited before expulsion from the body.
An enduring, learned predisposition to behave in a consistent way toward a given class of objects, or a persistent mental and/or neural state of readiness to react to a certain class of objects, not as they are but as they are conceived to be.
The regular recurrence, in cycles of about 24 hours, of biological processes or activities, such as sensitivity to drugs and stimuli, hormone secretion, sleeping, and feeding.
The rostral part of the frontal lobe, bounded by the inferior precentral fissure in humans, which receives projection fibers from the MEDIODORSAL NUCLEUS OF THE THALAMUS. The prefrontal cortex receives afferent fibers from numerous structures of the DIENCEPHALON; MESENCEPHALON; and LIMBIC SYSTEM as well as cortical afferents of visual, auditory, and somatic origin.
Growth of habitual patterns of behavior in childhood and adolescence.
The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.
Motor behavior that is repetitive, often seemingly driven, and nonfunctional. This behavior markedly interferes with normal activities or results in severe bodily self-injury. The behavior is not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance or a general medical condition. (DSM-IV, 1994)
Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.
Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.
Insect members of the superfamily Apoidea, found almost everywhere, particularly on flowers. About 3500 species occur in North America. They differ from most WASPS in that their young are fed honey and pollen rather than animal food.
The restriction of a characteristic behavior, anatomical structure or physical system, such as immune response; metabolic response, or gene or gene variant to the members of one species. It refers to that property which differentiates one species from another but it is also used for phylogenetic levels higher or lower than the species.
The act of killing oneself.
The process of making a selective intellectual judgment when presented with several complex alternatives consisting of several variables, and usually defining a course of action or an idea.
Relationship between individuals when one individual threatens or becomes aggressive and the other individual remains passive or attempts to escape.
The mass or quantity of heaviness of an individual. It is expressed by units of pounds or kilograms.
A practice whereby tokens representing money, toys, candy, etc., are given as secondary reinforcers contingent upon certain desired behaviors or performances.
Neural tracts connecting one part of the nervous system with another.
Focusing on certain aspects of current experience to the exclusion of others. It is the act of heeding or taking notice or concentrating.
The exchange or transmission of ideas, attitudes, or beliefs between individuals or groups.
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
An induced response to threatening stimuli characterized by complete loss of muscle strength.
Observable manifestations of impaired psychological functioning.
A social group consisting of parents or parent substitutes and children.
Any enhancement of a motivated behavior in which individuals do the same thing with some degree of mutual stimulation and consequent coordination.
A primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. The disease is often progressive and fatal. It is characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial. Each of these symptoms may be continuous or periodic. (Morse & Flavin for the Joint Commission of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and the American Society of Addiction Medicine to Study the Definition and Criteria for the Diagnosis of Alcoholism: in JAMA 1992;268:1012-4)

Butorphanol tartrate acts to decrease sow activity, which could lead to reduced pig crushing. (1/652)

The objective of this study was to determine whether administration of an analgesic to sows immediately after farrowing would allow them to lie more restfully. Sows lying on their pigs, causing them to be "crushed," is a major cause of pig mortality. Most deaths due to crushing occur during the first 3 d postpartum. For modern, lean-type sows, farrowing crates are relatively hard and unforgiving, even though they may be equipped with plastic-coated, expanded metal flooring. Indeed, many sows develop pressure sores on their shoulders, and this may contribute to the sows' discomfort. These sores may cause a sow to change position frequently to alleviate pain, thus increasing its chances of crushing pigs. Sixteen production sows were assigned to either a control group (C, n = 8) with litter size 11.71+/-.78 or an experimental group (B, n = 8) with litter size 11.63+/-1.22. Pigs born to C and B sows weighed 1.60+/-.04 and 1.37+/-.04 kg, respectively. The C sows were given no treatment, whereas the B sows were administered an i.m. injection of butorphanol tartrate at a dose of .15 mg/kg BW every 6 h until 3 d after farrowing. Data were collected on all sows using time-lapse photography (1 frame/.4 s) for a 3-d duration upon the initiation of farrowing. To assess the degree of comfort of each sow, body position changes were recorded when sows switched between lying, sitting, and standing. Data were analyzed by 12-h periods using Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney equations. During the 72-h period, B sows tended to perform fewer position changes than C sows (P = .10). Specifically, position changes were fewer for B sows from 48 to 72 h postpartum (P<.06). There were no differences in position changes between treatments from 0 to 48 h postpartum (P>.50). There was no difference in the rate of crushing between treatments (C = 5, B = 5). The butorphanol did not seem to affect pig activity or normal behaviors or to create adverse effects, such as diarrhea. Although the sows given butorphanol showed a reduced number of position changes, the dose was intermediate, and a higher dose may have a greater effect. If pig mortality can be decreased, an analgesic protocol that is simple to administer and readily available to producers can be developed. Alternatively, using of more pliable flooring or an increase in sow body fat may allow sows to lie more stationary.  (+info)

The ecotopes and evolution of triatomine bugs (triatominae) and their associated trypanosomes. (2/652)

Triatomine bug species such as Microtriatoma trinidadensis, Eratyrus mucronatus, Belminus herreri, Panstrongylus lignarius, and Triatoma tibiamaculata are exquisitely adapted to specialist niches. This suggests a long evolutionary history, as well as the recent dramatic spread a few eclectic, domiciliated triatomine species. Virtually all species of the genus Rhodnius are primarily associated with palms. The genus Panstrongylus is predominantly associated with burrows and tree cavities and the genus Triatoma with terrestrial rocky habitats or rodent burrows. Two major sub-divisions have been defined within the species Trypanosoma cruzi, as T. cruzi 1 (Z1) and T. cruzi 2 (Z2). The affinities of a third group (Z3) are uncertain. Host and habitat associations lead us to propose that T. cruzi 1 (Z1) has evolved in an arboreal, palm tree habitat with the triatomine tribe Rhodniini, in association with the opossum Didelphis. Similarly we propose that T. cruzi (Z2) and Z3 evolved in a terrestrial habitat in burrows and in rocky locations with the triatomine tribe Triatomini, in association with edentates, and/or possibly ground dwelling marsupials. Both sub-divisions of T. cruzi may have been contemporary in South America up to 65 million years ago. Alternatively, T. cruzi 2 (Z2) may have evolved more recently from T. cruzi 1 (Z1) by host transfers into rodents, edentates, and primates. We have constructed a molecular phylogeny of haematophagous vectors, including triatomine bugs, which suggests that faecal transmission of trypanosomes may be the ancestral route. A molecular clock phylogeny suggests that Rhodnius and Triatoma diverged before the arrival, about 40 million years ago, of bats and rodents into South America.  (+info)

Induction of incubation behaviour in male ring doves (Streptopelia risoria): a behavioural analysis. (3/652)

Male ring doves (Streptopelia risoria) were treated with either progesterone or dexamethasone (a powerful ACTH inhibitor) and tested for incubation behaviour. Progesterone treatments shortened the latency of incubation response by facilitating nest-related pre-incubation behaviour patterns in the nest bowl and components of incubation behaviour. The accumulated rather than the daily dose level of progesterone injections appeared to be the determinant factor in mediating behavioural effects. Dexamethasone treatment at the dosage of 100 mug/day for 7 days inhibited the overall expression of male courtship behaviour. None of the dexamethasone-treated ring doves "sat" in 2 weeks. It is suggested that the hormonal and situational (non-hormonal) cues are not only important contributory factors but also complement one another in the induction of incubation behaviour.  (+info)

Nesting behavior of the swallow-tailed hummingbird, Eupetomena macroura (Trochilidae, Aves). (4/652)

An August or winter nestling of Eupetomena macroura was fed only every 40-50 min for at least 24 days in the nest, with fewer feedings at midday. As in other hummingbirds, it was brooded only the first week or two, and left alone even on cool nights after 12 days, probably due to the small nest size. The female attacked birds of many non-nectarivore species near the nest, in part probably to avoid predation. Botfly parasitism was extremely high, as in some other forest-edge birds.  (+info)

Nesting behavior of the Picazuro pigeon, Columba Picazuro (Columbidae, Aves). (5/652)

The Picazuro Pigeon nests in all months of the year in southeastern Brazil. Nest material is plucked from trees or ground and carried to build a frail and transparent nest of sticks where one egg is laid. Female and male alternate in incubation and brooding and do not soil the nest with feces.  (+info)

Energetic and fitness costs of mismatching resource supply and demand in seasonally breeding birds. (6/652)

By advancing spring leaf flush and ensuing food availability, climatic warming results in a mismatch between the timing of peak food supply and nestling demand, shifting the optimal time for reproduction in birds. Two populations of blue tits (Parus caeruleus) that breed at different dates in similar, but spatially distinct, habitat types in Corsica and southern France provide a unique opportunity to quantify the energetic and fitness consequences when breeding is mismatched with local productivity. As food supply and demand become progressively mismatched, the increased cost of rearing young pushes the metabolic effort of adults beyond their apparent sustainable limit, drastically reducing the persistence of adults in the breeding population. We provide evidence that the economics of parental foraging and limits to sustainable metabolic effort are key selective forces underlying synchronized seasonal breeding and long-term shifts in breeding date in response to climatic change.  (+info)

Fecundity-survival trade-offs and parental risk-taking in birds. (7/652)

Life history theory predicts that parents should value their own survival over that of their offspring in species with a higher probability of adult survival and fewer offspring. We report that Southern Hemisphere birds have higher adult survival and smaller clutch sizes than Northern Hemisphere birds. We subsequently manipulated predation risk to adults versus offspring in 10 species that were paired between North and South America on the basis of phylogeny and ecology. As predicted, southern parents responded more strongly to reduce mortality risk to themselves even at a cost to their offspring, whereas northern parents responded more strongly to reduce risk to their offspring even at greater risk to themselves.  (+info)

Genetic perspectives on the natural history of fish mating systems. (8/652)

Molecular analyses of bird and mammal populations have shown that social mating systems must be distinguished from genetic mating systems. This distinction is important in fishes also, where the potential for extrapair spawning and intraspecific brood parasitism is especially great. We review studies on fishes that have used molecular markers to document biological parentage and genetic mating systems in nature, particularly in species with extended parental care of offspring. On average, nest-guarding adults parented about 70-95% of their custodial offspring, and approximately one-third of the nests were cuckolded to some extent. Furthermore, nearly 10% of the assayed nests contained offspring tended by foster fathers either because of nest takeovers or egg thievery. On average, fish that provide parental care on nests spawned with more mates than did fish with internal fertilization and pregnancy. Overall, genetic markers have both confirmed and quantified the incidence of several reproductive and other social behaviors of fishes, and have thereby enhanced our knowledge of piscine natural history.  (+info)

Background Chicks of virulent brood parasitic birds eliminate their nestmates and avoid costly competition for foster parental care. Yet, efforts to evict nest contents by the blind and naked common cuckoo Cuculus canorus hatchling are counterintuitive as both adult parasites and large older cuckoo chicks appear to be better suited to tossing the eggs and young of the foster parents. Methodology/Principal Findings Here we show experimentally that egg tossing imposed a recoverable growth cost of mass gain in common cuckoo chicks during the nestling period in nests of great reed warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus hosts. Growth rates of skeletal traits and morphological variables involved in the solicitation of foster parental care remained similar between evictor and non-evictor chicks throughout development. We also detected no increase in predation rates for evicting nests, suggesting that egg tossing behavior by common cuckoo hatchlings does not increase the conspicuousness of nests. Conclusion The
Predation is an important and ubiquitous selective force that can shape habitat preferences of prey species, but tests of alternative mechanistic hypotheses of habitat influences on predation risk are lacking. 2. We studied predation risk at nest sites of a passerine bird and tested two hypotheses based on theories of predator foraging behaviour. The total-foliage hypothesis predicts that predation will decline in areas of greater overall vegetation density by impeding cues for detection by predators. The potential-prey-site hypothesis predicts that predation decreases where predators must search more unoccupied potential nest sites. 3. Both observational data and results from a habitat manipulation provided clear support for the potential-prey-site hypothesis and rejection of the total-foliage hypothesis. Birds chose nest patches containing both greater total foliage and potential nest site density (which were correlated in their abundance) than at random sites, yet only potential nest site density
There is a question as to why the majority of the hosts of brood parasites care for the nestlings of their parasites. Not only do these brood parasites usually differ significantly in size and appearance, but it is also highly probable that they reduce the reproductive success of their hosts. The mafia hypothesis evolved through studies in an attempt to answer this question. This hypothesis revolves around host manipulations induced by behaviors of the brood parasite. Upon the detection and rejection of a brood parasites egg, the hosts nest is depredated upon, its nest destroyed and nestlings injured or killed. This threatening response indirectly enhances selective pressures favoring aggressive parasite behavior that may result in positive feedback between mafia-like parasites and compliant host behaviors.[13]. There are two avian species that have been speculated to portray this mafia-like behavior: the brown-headed cowbird of North America, Molothrus ater, and the great spotted cuckoo of ...
There is a question as to why the majority of the hosts of brood parasites care for the nestlings of their parasites. Not only do these brood parasites usually differ significantly in size and appearance, but it is also highly probable that they reduce the reproductive success of their hosts. The mafia hypothesis evolved through studies in an attempt to answer this question. This hypothesis revolves around host manipulations induced by behaviors of the brood parasite. Upon the detection and rejection of a brood parasites egg, the hosts nest is destroyed and nestlings injured or killed. This threatening response indirectly enhances selective pressures favoring aggressive parasite behavior that may result in positive feedback between mafia-like parasites and compliant host behaviors.[17]. There are two avian species that have been speculated to portray this mafia-like behavior: the brown-headed cowbird of North America, Molothrus ater, and the great spotted cuckoo of Europe, Clamator ...
I investigated patterns of host nest use by Brown-headed Cowbirds ( Molothrus ater) parasitizing two common hosts, the Song Sparrow ( Melospiza melodia) and the Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia ), at Delta Marsh, Manitoba. I examined two non-exclusive aspects of host nest use: susceptibility of nests to discovery by nest-searching cowbirds and factors influencing host nest selection. Patterns of parasitism and multiple parasitism on Song Sparrows were determined by following the nesting attempts of this host during two breeding seasons and using molecular genetic techniques to quantify the number of female cowbirds laying eggs in parasitized nests. I assessed the importance of both nest habitat and microhabitat as well as host activity in influencing the likelihood of parasitism of Song Sparrow and Yellow Warbler nests by measuring several vegetation and behavioural characteristics of nests that we unparasitized, parasitized once, and parasitized more than once by the same female and by ...
Begging signals given by nestling birds may advertise their condition or quality and parents may respond by allocating their resources in relation to begging intensity. In order for such signals to be honest, they must be costly to produce. The aim of this project was to investigate the role of nestling endogenous testosterone (T) as a potential mechanism to control begging signals in pied flycatchers, Ficedula hypoleuca. Androgen levels were analysed from invasive and non-invasive (faecal) samples using T radioimmunoassay. In the laboratory, nestling begging behaviour was measured as: 1) the duration of begging displays and 2) the maximum height of begging stretches. It was found that individual nestlings begging most intensively had the highest circulating levels of T immediately after testing. This relationship was tested experimentally by dosing nestlings with oral doses of T and assessing the effects on nestling begging signals. The results showed that the duration of begging displays by ...
Nest construction by túngara frogs is a sophisticated process in terms of nest architecture and construction process. The initial bubble raft phase seems wasteful of material, energy and delayed oviposition, but may be essential to the production of a correctly proportioned mixture of the females secretions and water. Mixing precursor fluid directly with pond water would result in rapid dilution of the surfactant proteins required to create foam, so the local concentration of foam components would first need to be raised to an appropriate level before the main building phase can begin. The gradual increase in the duration of mixing events in this phase may solve this problem; prolonged mixings initially may disperse and dilute the fluid excessively, whereas a gradual increase would progressively lead to a coalescent bubble raft until a critical concentration is reached for full quality building foam. The gradual increase in duration might also result from a progressive reduction in viscosity ...
The Bronzed Cowbird is a brood parasite that ranges from the U.S. - Mexico border southward to northern Colombia, occurring in all Central American countries in between. Bronzed Cowbirds are slightly larger than the better known and related Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater); the average host of the Bronzed Cowbird is also larger than the average host of the Brown-headed Cowbird. Many aspects of the Bronzed Cowbirds breeding biology are probably similar to those of the Brown-headed Cowbird, although the former may be more specialized in its host selection.. Human settlement of the New World has led to habitat changes favorable for Molothrus cowbirds; range expansion by Bronzed Cowbirds, in particular, was first noted early this century and a more dynamic northward expansion began in the 1950s in the United States. As the overlap in distribution between Bronzed and Brown-headed Cowbirds increases, the resulting dynamics of community interactions between brood parasites and hosts will ...
Common cuckoos (Cuculus canorus) in Europe, and brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater) in North America lay their eggs in the nests of other species and leave them to the care of their respective host. A Cuckoo female searches for an unguarded nest of another species and then replaces an egg in it with one of her own. The mother then abandons her egg leaving it to be raised by the nests natural owners. Clearly, lacking a distinct ability to identify and remove foreign eggs from among its clutch appears maladaptive.. As an example of an evolutionary arms race, cukoos have adapted their kleptoparasitic strategies to the host behavior. Upon return, hosts may reject the foreign egg if it is a poor match, added at the wrong time of day, or the cukoos presence has been witnessed. Different cuckoo strains exhibit distinct preferences for a specific host species which provide a close visual match to their own eggs. Likewise, hosts have adapted to selection from cuckoos where species suffering high ...
Parasites arent all squirmy worms or microscopic organisms. Sometimes they are devious birds. The common cuckoo, Cuculus canorus, is the classic example of a brood parasite - an organism that lets another raise its offspring. Female cuckoos lay their eggs in the nests of other birds, tossing out one of the hosts eggs (because birds are very good at counting!). The young cuckoos often hatch first, grow larger, and will kick out the baby host birds. Cuckoos have even evolved the capacity to mimic the eggs of most of their hosts ...
Brood parasitic birds lay their eggs in other birds nests, leaving hosts to raise their offspring. To understand parasite-host coevolutionary arms races, many studies have examined host responses to experimentally introduced eggs. However, attending parents often need to be flushed from their nests to add experimental eggs. If these birds witness parasitism events, they may recognize and reject foreign eggs more readily than parents who did not. We found that, after being flushed, female blackbirds, Turdus merula, remained close to their nests. Flushed females were more likely to eject foreign eggs and did so more quickly than females that were not flushed during experimentation. In contrast, flushing did not predict responses and latency to responses to parasitism by song thrush, Turdus philomelos, which flew farther from their nests and likely did not witness experimental parasitism. When statistically considering flushing, previously published conclusions regarding both species response to
Avian obligate brood parasites do not build their own nests, incubate the eggs or provision the young. Instead, these birds deposit and leave their eggs in the nest of another species and evade the many fitness costs of parental care. However, this type of social parasitism comes with a set of new ecological and behavioral challenges both for the juvenile and for the adult brood parasite. Here, we will address the neural, hormonal, developmental, and genomic mechanisms associated with meeting these challenges. This symposium will explore the neural and molecular modifications associated with losing maternal care in female brood parasites. Brood parasitic behavior entails an increased need for spatial memory allowing female brood parasites to seek out and remember the location of active host nests. Brood parasitism also poses a unique challenge for social recognition and social learning as the developing young parasites are raised in nests without conspecifics. Dr. Kathleen Lynch will present ...
Predation is a widespread population process that has been shown to affect the distribution, abundance and dynamics of populations in ecosystems. This is the first study that used an experimental approach to assess the effect of nest predation on the population dynamics of the sociable weaver (Philetairus socius), a keystone species in the semi-arid savannas of the Kalahari and Namib regions. Snakes were excluded from five colonies for five breeding seasons and two colonies for three breeding seasons, with another eight colonies acting as the controls. Reproductive output, colony size, dispersal events and several environmental variables were measured between 2010 and 2015. This was done to determine (1) what effect nest predator exclusion had on reproductive output; (2) how this related to colony and population size trends by using a matrix-projection metapopulation model; (3) how protected colonies influence movement patterns; and (4) if nest predation had a compensatory or positive effect by ...
The American coot has a mixed reproductive strategy, and conspecific brood parasitism is a common alternative reproductive method. In one 4-year study, researchers found that 40% of nests were parasitized, and that 13% of all eggs were laid by females in nests that were not their own.[31] Increasing reproductive success under social and ecological constraints is the primary reason for brood parasitism. Floater females without territories or nests use brood parasitism as their primary method of reproduction, if they breed at all. Other females may engage in brood parasitism if their partially complete clutches are destroyed. Conspecific brood parasitic behavior is most common among females trying to increase their total number of offspring. Food supply is the limiting factor to chick survival and starvation is the most common cause of chick morbidity. Parasitic females bypass the parental care constraint of feeding by laying additional parasitic eggs in addition to their normal nest.[31] When a ...
Specht, H., V. St-Louis, C. L. Gratto-Trevor, N. Koper, C. G. Skaggs, T. Ronningen, and T. W. Arnold. 2020. Habitat selection and nest survival in two Great Plains shorebirds. Avian Conservation and Ecology 15(1):3.
Prints of MAW-78 Cuckoo young in nest being fed by Reed Warbler UK Cuculus canorus Cuckoo s are brood parasites... ♥ Framed Photos, Premium Framing, Photographic Prints, Jigsaw Puzzles, Poster Prints, Canvas Prints, Fine Art Prints, Mounted Photos
The most heavily harvested nests are from the edible-nest swiftlet or white-nest swiftlet (Aerodramus fuciphagus) and the black-nest swiftlet (Aerodramus maximus).[6] The nests are supposedly rich in nutrients, which are traditionally believed to provide health benefits.[4] Most nests are built during the breeding season by the male swiftlet over a period of 35 days. They take the shape of a shallow cup stuck to the cave wall. The nests are composed of interwoven strands of salivary cement. Both nests have high levels of calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium.[1] The nests were formerly harvested from caves, principally the enormous limestone caves at Gomantong and Niah in Borneo. With the escalation in demand these sources have been supplanted since the late-1990s by purpose-built nesting houses, usually reinforced concrete structures following the design of the Southeast Asian shop-house (rumah toko/ruko).[7] These nesting houses are normally found in urban areas near the sea, since the ...
The effect of the digging material was quantified and its properties linked to the emergence of the different shapes observed. We show here two successive morphological transitions leading to the branching of originally rounded nests, whose dynamics and frequency were strongly affected by the excavated material: cohesive substrate promoted earlier and more frequent branching of the nest. The rounded shape and the branched pattern are two extreme and opposite nest morphologies that are in competition during the nest digging. At the first transition, small buds appear on the nest wall. Later on, the main chamber expansion will stop and some buds will be enlarged, becoming lateral galleries, until the excavation completely ceases.. The transitions and the cessation of excavation are described with threshold functions that depend on nest area. The differences between the two substrates lie only in the first transition parameters (η2 and c2), which lead to earlier first transition in cohesive ...
Boyd's Baby Blue Glass Chicken/Hen on Nest Salt Dish, Pre-owned in nice condition. There is a B for Boyd's inside the nest, which you can see in the pictures. The release date for the Boyd Baby Blue Glass Chicken/Hen on Nest Salt Dish was 10-8-1987, during the 2nd 5 years.
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Carolina wrens breed between March and October. Both members of a breeding pair work together to build a suitable nest. Nest construction takes place in the morning hours, and lasts up to one week. The first nests of the season are often larger and more time consuming than later nests. Carolina wrens will build their nests in a wide variety of natural and artificial sites. These include upturned roots, tree stumps, vine tangles, conifer branches, overhangs, abandoned woodpecker holes, boxes, tin cans, old shoes, mailboxes, old articles of clothing and furniture, window sills and coffee pots. The nests are usually built of twigs, grasses, weeds, leaves, mosses, pine needles, bits of bark and found objects such as hair, string, feathers, etc. The average nest is 8 to 23 cm long and 8 to 15 cm wide, and is usually less than 1.8 m above the ground. Nests are not reused for additional broods.. Females lay 3 to 7 (average 4) eggs at a rate of one per day. Eggs are usually laid within 1 to 2 hours of ...
Common cuckoos take advantage of a number of other birds by tricking them into rearing their young for them, who are sometimes much, much larger than their foster parents!
Ropalidia marginata, the most common Indian social wasp, belongs to a crucial stage of social evolution showing no obvious morphological caste differentiation but a behavioural caste differentiation and a dominance hierarchy that appears to influence division of labour. The nests consist of a single open comb that can sometimes have up to 500 cells and 10 pedicels. Nests are initiated and abandoned all round the year. Initiation is by 1-20 foundresses, 1-4 being the most common number. There is a great deal of variation in brood developmental times both within and between nests. Male progeny disappear from the nest soon after emergence while daughters stay on at the parent nest for a mean period of about a month. Small nests have a single egg layer while large nests have two or more females with well developed ovaries that presumably lay eggs. Most nests are short-lived, small nests being highly susceptible to failure. Large nests are less susceptible to failure but the emergence of multiple egg ...
Cuckoos (family Cuculidae) show the highest diversity of breeding strategies within one bird family (parental care, facultative and obligate brood parasites). We used independent contrasts from two phylogenies to examine how this variation was related to 13 ecological and life-history variables. The ancestral state was probably tropical, resident, forest cuckoos with parental care. The evolution of brood parasitism was correlated with a shift to more open habitats, a change in diet, increases in species breeding-range size and migration, and a decrease in egg size. Once parasitism had evolved, more elaborate parasitic strategies (more harmful to host fitness) were correlated with decreased egg size, a change in diet, increased breeding-range size and migration, a shortened breeding season and a decrease in local abundance. Establishing the most probable evolutionary pathways, using the method of Pagel, shows that changes in ecological variables (such as migration, range size and diet type) ...
The rainbow pitta is monogamous during the breeding season, but does not form lifelong bonds. A pair may stay together the following year after breeding, but they are more likely to find new partners.[9] Breeding in this species is seasonal, running from December through April. The first rains of the rainy season seem to be the trigger for nest building, as the breeding season seems to be correlated with the availability of earthworms, a major part of the diet of both nestlings and adults during this time.[12]. Breeding territories vary in size from 1.6 to 3.1 ha (4.0-7.7 acres); territories are larger in drier forest.[9] Nesting sites are placed randomly through the pairs territory, although second nests in a year are placed some distance from nests used earlier that season. Nests are not used more than once; if the pair lay a new clutch in a season then a new nest is constructed. Unlike the noisy pitta, which mostly places its nests close to the ground, the rainbow pitta only rarely places ...
When it comes to protecting its nest from the Brown-headed Cowbird and other nest invaders, the quirky Gray Catbird is especially talented.
Google has a new Nest Thermostat for your consideration, and its cheaper and easier to install than ever. But theres one other standout detail thats easy to miss-you dont control it with the Nest app, like every Nest Thermostat. Instead, you use the Google Home app-its the beginning of the end for the Nest app.
Before I had headed off to Portland, I stopped on my way out of The Burg at a spot where I know there to are two eagles nests. One I thought had been abandoned two years ago, but I wasnt sure. The second was built last year, but it never looked like eggs had been laid. It does look as if this year, they may either have eggs or are about to do so. Both adults were there, though one was a few trees away. Ill be checking on them regularly now to see what if anything takes place. By comparison, the eagles are real slobs about their nests. Both nests are about four feet across and a big mess of sticks and branches, each fifty feet or so up near the tops of White pines. The structures look solid enough, but very sloppy and unattractive. If bird nests were compared to furniture, the warblers nest would be a fine, slender legged Chippendale chair. The eagles nest would be more of a Lazy-Boy recliner thing with a holder in the arm for a beer can, practical but lacking elegance ...
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Red Kite Ireland; Profile Breeding; Territory occupation : Year round in much of the species range including Britain and Ireland. Migratory populations in northern, central and eastern Europe leave their breeding sites during winter. Courtship : February-March Egg laying : April Clutch Size : 1-4 (usually 2-3) Incubation : 31-32 days Brood Size : 1-4 (usually1-3) Nestling Period : 7-8 weeks Fledging : Leave the nest mid June-July Juvenile Dispersal Kite courtship starts in March. At this time breeding pair
While browsing through an online group, I came across a picture someone had posted of a nest. The nest had 4 eggs in it. 3 were colored 1 uniform color while the 4th egg was speckled. There were many people that speculated that the 4th egg belonged to a cowbird, and should therefore be removed. This struck me as strange (honestly, I was a bit horrified), as I had always been taught to leave
This event encourages householders to put up nest boxes in time for breeding birds which will be looking for a safe place to lay their eggs. This is because natural nest sites for birds, such as holes in trees or old buildings are disappearing fast.. All you need to do is buy a nest box and put it up in your garden.. Create the ideal nesting location for the birds in your garden:. ...
Large Wooden & Plastic Chicken Coop and Run. Large Hen House can be used for Rabbit Guinea Fowl. The ECO2000X. The pull out tray makes cleaning an easier task.The nest box with its opening roof is perfect for hassle free collection of your eggs.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Host intra-clutch variation, cuckoo egg matching and egg rejection by great reed warblers. AU - Cherry, Michael I.. AU - Bennett, Andrew T D. AU - Moskát, C.. PY - 2007/6. Y1 - 2007/6. N2 - Prevailing theory predicts that lower levels of intra-clutch variation in host eggs facilitate the detection of brood parasitism. We assessed egg matching using both human vision and UV-VIS spectrophotometry and then followed the nest fate of great reed warblers naturally parasitised by European cuckoos. Rejection was predicted by the following three variables: matching between cuckoo and host eggs on the main chromatic variable defined by principal components analysis of the egg spectra (which has a strong loading in the UV); the number of host eggs in the nest; and human estimates of intra-clutch variation. The first variable is not correlated to human estimates of matching, which do not predict rejection. In line with another recent study, rejection rates were predicted by higher levels of ...
Cavity-nesting animals must often defend their homes against intruders, especially when the availability of suitable cavities is limited. Competition for nest sites is particularly strong when multiple groups of the same species migrate synchronously to found a new home. This may be the case for honey bees during the reproductive season, because neighboring colonies often cast swarms simultaneously, leading to potential competition for high-quality nesting cavities. To test the idea that honey bee swarms may compete for and defend potential nest sites as they search for a new home, we observed pairs of artificial swarms that were house-hunting concurrently. Workers from one swarm in each pair carried a gene influencing body color, so that the bees from the two swarms were easily distinguished. We set up a high-quality nest box and waited for nest-site scouts from each swarm to explore and recruit swarm mates to it. We recorded all the interactions between competing scouts at the nest box and ...
Eggs. More than 100 host species have been recorded: Meadow Pipit, Dunnock and Eurasian Reed Warbler are the most common hosts in northern Europe; Garden Warbler, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail and European Robin in central Europe; Brambling and Common Redstart in Finland; and Great Reed Warbler in Hungary.[3]. Female Common Cuckoos are divided into gentes - populations favouring a particular host species nest and laying eggs which match those of that species in colour and pattern. The colour pattern is inherited from the female only, suggesting that it is carried on the sex-determining W chromosome (females are WZ, males ZZ). Male Common Cuckoos breed with females without regard to gens. This results in gene flow between the gentes and maintains a common gene pool for the species (except for the genes on the W chromosome). It is notable that most non-parasitic cuckoo species lay white eggs, like most non-passerines other than ground-nesters.. As the Common Cuckoo evolves to lay eggs which are ...
Two species of obligate brood-parasitic Cuculus cuckoos are expanding their ranges in Beringia. Both now breed on the Asian side, close to the Bering Strait, and are found in Alaska during the breeding season. From May to July 2017, we used painted 3D-printed model eggs of two cuckoo host-races breeding in northeastern Siberia to test behavioral responses of native songbirds on both sides of the Bering Strait, with particular attention to species that are known cuckoo hosts in their Siberian range. Each host nest was tested after the second egg was laid and, if possible, again 4 days later with a model of a different type. Although our Siberian study site was also outside the known breeding ranges of the cuckoos, we found that Siberian birds had strong anti-parasite responses, with 14 of 22 models rejected. In contrast, birds in Alaska had virtually no detectable anti-parasite behaviors, with only one of 96 models rejected; the rejecters were Red-throated Pipits (Anthus cervinus). Such ...
Honey bee colonies do not reproduce only in numbers of bees per colony, but also in numbers of colonies. Bee reproduction on the colony level is called swarming (see: Most people use the term swarming to refer to dangerous bee activity or just bees flying around, but this is not accurate. A swarm is a large number of bees concentrated in a specific area or splitting from its previous colony to that holding area. The process begins when a bee colony begins to rear new queens. Before the new queens emerge, the old queen in the colony will leave the nest site with about 30-70% of the adult bee population. The original colony will remain at the nest site, rear a new queen, and continue as a functioning colony. The process whereby a group of bees splits from its original colony, leaves the nest sites, and searches for/moves into a new nest site is called swarming.. Upon leaving the colony, the queen will settle on a nearby structure, often a tree branch, the side ...
Stable carbon- (delta(13)C), nitrogen- (delta(15)N) and hydrogen (delta D) isotope profiles in feathers of migratory Great Reed Warblers Acrocephalus arundinaceus recaptured for 2 or more years in 6 successive years were examined to test whether the isotope profiles of individual warblers appeared to be consistent between years. Similar isotopic signatures in successive years suggested that individual birds tended to return and grow their feathers in Afro-tropical wintering habitats that generate similar delta(13)C, delta(15)N and delta D signatures. Previous studies have shown that Great Reed Warblers exhibit strong natal and breeding philopatry, with most of the surviving birds returning to the breeding site. The present study of feather delta(13)C, delta(15)N and delta D isotopic values demonstrate the year-to-year fidelity might also include the African moulting sites in this migratory species ...
Feeders may attract more predators to an area, but the food can also satiate predators so that theyre less likely to target nests. To learn more, Jennifer Malpass of The Ohio State University and her colleagues tracked the relationships between the success of American Robin and Northern Cardinal nests, the presence of potential nest predators like squirrels, domestic cats, and other birds, and the presence of bird feeders in the area. Relationships among feeders, predators and nest survival were complex -- areas with lots of feeders had more cowbirds and crows, birds that are known to prey on songbird nests, but that didnt generally affect the success of the nests the researchers monitored. ...
The health state of nestlings can be a useful bioindicator of the quality of the environment in which they are reared, but, to enable detection of responses to environmental change, the variation of health parameters under natural conditions should be evaluated. We describe the variation of morphological, biochemical, and hematological variables in relation to time of sampling, hatching date, brood size and type, and year in nestlings of two populations of Great Tits (Parus major) in Choupal, Portugal, and Wytham, United Kingdom. The influence of these health variables on nestlings survival to first winter and recruitment into the breeding population was assessed in Wytham. Variation in plasma protein, total plasma cholinesterase (ChE), and acetylcholinesterase activities reflected circadian rhythms. Hatching date affected total plasma ChE and butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE) activities, and levels of red-blood-cell hemoglobin (Hb) and hematocrit (HCT). In Choupal, HCT increased with brood size. Nestlings
We studied 62 greater sandhill crane (Grus canadensis tabida) nests in northwestern Minnesota during 1989-1991 to document nest habitat use and selection, nest success, and factors associated with nest success. We recorded 15 habitat variables at each nest and at a randomly selected site in the same wetland. Nests were in basins 0.01-601 ha (Median = 2.2 ha) and at water depths 0-35.7 cm (Median = 9.7 cm). Cattail (Typha sp.) was the dominant vegetation at 58.0% of nests while 21.0% were at sites dominated by phragmites (Phragmites australis). Conditional logistic regression models indicated that locations with lower concealment indices, lower log sedge (Carex sp.) stem counts, and higher log phragmites stem counts were more likely to be associated with nest sites. Estimated nest success was 56% (Apparent), 40% (Mayfield), and 47% (logistic-exposure model). Most nest failures appeared due to mammalian predation. Nest depredation appeared to increase as nest initiation dates became later, but after
This year eagles started to build a new nest in the nearby spruce tree on the wind broken top. Several of the top-most branches are growing upwards now, thus providing a support for the eagles nest. Camera was installed at one of those branches at the early stage of nest building process, giving us a rare opportunity to watch the process of building of new nest (so far the webcams were placed mostly at White-tailed eagle nests with previous breeding history). Soon we discovered that the female is ringed, on left leg it has a ring with code K404 and colour combination blue over red. On right leg it has a ring with colour combination blue over white that points to the Estonian origin. Colleagues from there informed us that this bird was ringed as a nestling in the nest in southern part of Saaremaa Island in June 1999. Origin of the male is unknown as this bird is not ringed. ...
Feathered creatures are the genuine modelers of the normal world. In addition to the fact that they design captivating and confused structures, the assortment of materials utilized is totally astonishing. From tree pits to precipice banks to straightforward stages winged creatures use any kind of characteristic substance they can move with mouth or foot. Theyre not above utilizing man-made structures or items either, which is the reason it is so natural to upgrade your feathered creature watching exercises essentially by giving an appropriately planned aviary or some pooch hair, at that point watching them go to work. The demonstration of home structure is activated by hormones. Different factors, for example, relocation, day length, nourishment accessibility, and territoriality likewise contribute, however such practices are themselves dependent upon hormonal impact. The regenerative organs of flying creatures are altogether decreased in size for the vast majority of the year, a versatile ...
Buy Wasp on Nest by PeterRobertsMedia on VideoHive. A close up of the opening of a large Bald-faced hornet nest. Grand Tetons, Wyoming Hymenoptera
This was the downstream bird - also in the header image - which bore a metal ring on its right leg, and was accompanied by a chick below it in the long grass. In the plantation behind this Common Sandpiper, I had found a female Redstart on 27 May, today I found evidence of breeding here when I saw a juvenile Redstart, initially perched on the perimeter fence post, then flew into the plantation.. Pied Flycatcher.. Five Pied Flycatcher seen, a pair in the woodlands on the west side of Tower Lodge are feeding young in the nest box. A female was seen constantly in and out of the branded FOBMG nest box at Trough Bridge, with no male seen in thirty minutes here. I watched a pair moving on a circuit through the trees in a 45 minute stakeout east above Trough Bridge at the track to Winfold Fell, I had a feeling they had young around, but saw none despite the super mobility of these two birds.. Spotted Flycatcher.. To my knowledge theres just one pair of Spotted Flycatcher this year per Howard ...
Friedmann and Kiff 1985); and 232 victims, including 74 hosts (see the Appendix 1 ). With entry of the Shiny Cowbird into North America, and continued studies of Shiny Cowbirds in the West Indies and in South America, the numbers of victims and hosts will no doubt continue to increase.. Opportunistic in its feeding behavior and choice of hosts, the Shiny Cowbird is in many respects the South American counterpart of the Brown-headed Cowbird. It appears to differ from the latter species in being more insectivorous, and in feeding higher off the ground. In some regions, it may specialize in parasitizing marsh-nesting blackbirds, particularly Agelaius species. It also more frequently parasitizes cavity-nesting hosts. What little is known about the mating systems of the Brown-headed and Shiny cowbirds suggests that both species are labile, varying from monogamy to polygamy-polygyny, depending perhaps on host availability. ...
Paper wasps are the paper-makers of the insect world. These social insects live together and build nests made of paper. They make their paper by chewing bits of old wood scraped from boards or woody plants and mixing it with their saliva. The wet material is patted and shaped into rows of paper cells, much like the wax cells of a bee honeycomb.. When the paper paste dries, the wasps have a strong paper nest in which to raise the young wasps. Paper wasp nests are often built to hang upside down from tree limbs or attached beneath the eaves of buildings. Their nests include numerous compartments within which wasps lay their eggs and rear their young.. The nests typically do not have an outer shell with the cells of the nest visible. In fact, it somewhat resembles an umbrella and is the reason they may be called umbrella wasps.. In North America alone, there are over 22 species of paper wasps. Paper wasps belong to the genus Polistes. Worldwide, there are over 200 species. These wasps measure 1.9 ...
Getting rid of wasps is a dangerous task no doubt and can even prove fatal for those in close proximity. The first important step in safe wasp nest removal is to identify that you really have a wasps nest and not a bees nest, bees nest are usually relocated instead of destroyed. One of our experienced pest control team can easily verify this, so no need to get close to the nest where you may suffer from numerous stings. In London households we find the hardest wasp nests to remove are those located within walls. If you hear the un-nerving buzzing sound from your walls then you may have a wasps nest within your walls. The wasps nests formed in the walls can cause serious damage on the inside of walls. Don t try to kill any wasps you may see come outside the wall. This will result in the remaining wasps moving into the wall and adjoining woodwork even more. Do not spray any aerosol in these situations as they can lead to the adult and larva wasps rotting once they are perished where the wasps nest ...
Getting rid of wasps is a dangerous task no doubt and can even prove fatal for those in close proximity. The first important step in safe wasp nest removal is to identify that you really have a wasps nest and not a bees nest, bees nest are usually relocated instead of destroyed. One of our experienced pest control team can easily verify this, so no need to get close to the nest where you may suffer from numerous stings. In London households we find the hardest wasp nests to remove are those located within walls. If you hear the un-nerving buzzing sound from your walls then you may have a wasps nest within your walls. The wasps nests formed in the walls can cause serious damage on the inside of walls. Don t try to kill any wasps you may see come outside the wall. This will result in the remaining wasps moving into the wall and adjoining woodwork even more. Do not spray any aerosol in these situations as they can lead to the adult and larva wasps rotting once they are perished where the wasps nest ...
Temporal changes in the relative abundances of host-parasite populations can influence the magnitude of the effects of corresponding interspecific interactions. When parasite populations are at relatively low abundance, the negative effects on host populations may be insignificant, but when parasite abundance increases beyond critical thresholds, they can have population limiting effects on the host. Here, we used data from a 40‐yr demographic study on breeding Wood Thrushes (Hylocichla mustelina) and avian brood parasitic Brown‐headed Cowbirds (Molothrus ater) in the mid‐Atlantic United States to disentangle host-parasite interactions. The relative abundance for these two species has changed both locally and regionally over this time period with a reduction in host abundance coincident with an increase in the parasite population. We detected a fivefold increase in Brown‐headed Cowbird parasitism rates of Wood Thrushes over the 40‐yr time period leading to a reduction in Wood Thrush ...
To understand the role of the immune system with respect to disease in reptiles, there is the need to develop tools to assess the hosts immune response. An important tool is the development of molecular markers to identify immune cells, and these are limited for reptiles. We developed a technique for the cryopreservation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells and showed that a commercially available anti-CD3 epsilon chain antibody detects a subpopulation of CD3 positive peripheral blood lymphocytes in the marine turtle Chelonia mydas. In the thymus and in skin inoculated with phytohemagglutinin, the same antibody showed the classical staining pattern observed in mammals and birds. For Western blot, the anti-CD3 antibodies identified a 17.6 kDa band in membrane proteins of peripheral blood mononuclear cell compatible in weight to previously described CD3 molecules. This is the first demostration of CD3+ cells in reptiles using specific antibodies....
The method used in the current study allowed measurement of swimming effort and V̇O2 within 2 min of hatchlings being placed in the water. I found that the greatest swimming effort and oxygen consumption occurred within the first 10 min of hatchlings entering the water, and that swimming effort and oxygen consumption decreased rapidly during the first 2 h of swimming (Fig. 2). V̇O2 directly followed the decline in swimming effort during the first 12 h of swimming, an observation consistent with the assumption that hatchling sea turtle swimming is powered predominantly by aerobic metabolism (Butler et al., 1984; Wyneken, 1997). As a consequence, as hypothesised, there was a strong correlation between swimming effort and V̇O2 (Table 1; Fig. 3). Only a few studies have measured V̇O2 in hatchling sea turtles while swimming [leatherback Dermochelys coriacea (Lutcavage and Lutz, 1986; Wyneken, 1991; Wyneken, 1997; Jones et al., 2002; Jones et al., 2007); olive ridley Lepidochelys olivacea (Jones ...
Reproduction in common goldeneyes has been well-studied because they are relatively common in northern boreal areas and nest in boxes, making them easier to observe. Females lay from 4 to 12.3 greenish eggs in a clutch and lay a single clutch each season. Clutch size estimates are difficult to determine because of the frequency of intraspecific nest parasitism, which inflates clutch sizes. in one study average clutch size was 9.77, when parasitized nests were excluded, average clutch size was 7.13 eggs. Eggs are from 61.2 to 66.6 grams. Females lay 1 egg every other day. (Eadie, et al., 1995). Common goldeneyes nest in tree cavities, but will accept nest boxes and occasionally are found in rock cavities. Females find nest cavities and line them with a nest bowl constructed of other materials and downy feathers. Preferred nesting sites seem to be those used previously with success, rather than nesting sites closer to food resources for adults or young. Nests are generally within 1.3 km of water. ...
As avian embryos develop, they draw needed calcium from the inner most layer of their eggshell, which in turn thins the eggshell and facilitates hatching. Yet, parasitic cuckoos, which lay their eggs in nests of other bird ...
The bright, sweet song of the Yellow Warbler is a familiar sound in streamside willows and woodland edges. This is one of our most widely distributed warblers, nesting from the Arctic Circle to Mexico, with closely related forms along tropical coastlines. Their open, cuplike nests are easy to find, and cowbirds often lay eggs in them. Yellow Warblers in some areas thwart these parasites by building a new floor over the cowbird eggs and laying a new clutch of their own. In one case, persistent cowbirds returned five times to lay more eggs in one nest, and an even more persistent warbler built six layers of nest floors to cover up the cowbird eggs.
From the excellent book Wisdom of Crowds by James Suroweicki: Collective decision making is often confused with a quest for consensus. But they are different. Heres how they contrast: Consensus Collective Decision Making Encourages lowest-common-denominator solutions which offend no one. Encourages the free exchange of conflicting views, which excites everyone. Tends to stick with the…
Bird nest is very smart birds, they live in pairs faithful. Twice a year they nest and lay three litters. Females and males take turns nesting within 30 days, and the female lays two eggs. Every morning from about 5am, flew out of the nest to feed, to about 17h-18h birds will fly the nest. We flew for about 12 to 14 hours not think (bird park on the organization ...
Individual variation and repeatability of testosterone levels. ​. According to the Challenge Hypothesis (Wingfield et al. 1990, American Naturalist 136:829-846) high levels of testosterone are expected to facilitate aggressive behavior, but suppress parental behavior. Recent work by the Grindstaff lab has demonstrated that individual bluebirds in our population exhibit repeatable parental and nest defense behavior. It has been hypothesized that repeatability of hormone levels might underlie repeatable behavior, and given the predictions of the Challenge Hypothesis, one might expect repeatability of testosterone to be a mechanism that maintains repeatable behaviors in our population. To test this hypothess, I conducted gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) challenges at multiple time points (within parental and aggressive contexts). GnRH challenges are bioassays that measure an individuals natural ability to elevate testosterone, and essentially provide several measures of testosterone ...
Gray squirrels dont limit themselves to outdoor nest sites. A shed or other inside space near the roofline of your home makes a nice, protected nest site.
0715 derigged and relocated. birds recorded included robin, wren, blue tit, great tit, tree creeper, chaffinch, tawny owl, pheasant, crossbill, coal tit etc.. after approximately 30 minutes, the initial chorus subsided and after approximately 15 minutes we derigged and relocated.. In the car park, Jana practised using a Telinga Science parabloic reflector on a range of birds including chaffinch and coal tit in the coniferous woodland bordering the car park.. Then after relocating to the Northumberland Wildlife Trust Reserve, a mixed coniferous and deciduous woodland in the valley of Holystone burn, in bright sunshine, now calm, colder, but superbly clear conditions. We located a hairy wood ants nest after some alarm that our initial nest sites had been destroyed by forestry logging operations, and we carefully inserted 2 Dolphin Ear Pro hydrophones into the nest, approximately 20 cms into the main body of the nest on the south-facing side.. The nest was completely covered in snow and ...
Our results do not support the parasitism hypothesis; the presence of nestling feces did not significantly attract ectoparasites in any of our three experiments testing this hypothesis in different situations. Ectoparasites were not attracted by fecal sacs alone (trap experiment), in combination with nesting material (artificial nest experiment) or, more interestingly, in the presence of active chicks (natural nest experiment). In fact, no ectoparasite was captured in experimental traps or artificial nests (those baited with feces), even if they significantly attracted other arthropods. To our knowledge, this is the first time that this hypothesis has been experimentally tested even though it was proposed long ago [12].. A previous study [20] found that female mosquitoes were attracted by the feces of adult chickens, while we found no attraction when testing this effect for nestling feces. These differences could be explained by the different structure of adult and nestling excrements. ...
I cant go into details on how to construct these hotels here, but there are many good sites that do. To get inspired to start, check out the Native Bee Nest Site Project on Facebook. For a free copy of a whole book on rearing Osmia, blue mason bees-one of our prettiest and efficient native pollinators-check out the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education site.. In the interest of full disclosure, my first attempt at creating a bee hostel last summer was not a spectacular success. I did not manage to attract any bees, though I did get some lively acrobat ants. But I am not discouraged. This summer Im modifying my bee shelters to get better overhang on the front porch, and will try re-positioning them. South-facing nests are supposedly better, though Im not convinced that bees in Texas are dying for more direct sunlight. I also plan to try drilling holes in wood blocks, and looking for some properly sized straws to allow me to clean out any nests that do form. Dr. Christine Casey, with ...
Den här ekorren har räknat ut att den kan få något gott hos min mormor. This squirrel has figured out that it can get something good to ea ...
Q: Im seeing old bird nests everywhere, now that there arent any leaves. My question is, why didnt I see the activity of the parent birds coming and going to these nests last summer?. A: Its a surprise to see how many birds raised their families among us, as indicated by the number of old nests now blowing apart in trees and shrubs. The reason you werent aware of the parent birds as they engaged in nest building, then feeding and cleaning up after their offspring, is that birds become very secretive during nesting season. They know that predators are eager to find the easy meal that eggs and chicks would provide, so they keep their activities hidden as much as possible. As they come and go to the nest, parent birds continually change their approach routes and are nearly silent.. Flagbirds. disappearing. Q: Its been 30 years since I last saw a red-headed woodpecker. They used to be common and we called them flagbirds. Are their numbers down?. A: Youre right, few of us see these ...
One thing we really love about the restaurants lay out is that you can watch the chef in action! We sat at the bar where there was nothing but a thin sheet of glass separating us from the chefs grill. We were completely mesmerized by how skilled the team at Birds Nest are. They were cooking so many different yakitori at once.... I can only imagine the mayhem that would ensue if I attempted to do this at home ...
This is my fifth year at Barbondale of being involved with a nest box scheme jointly with John Wilson directed in the main to the Pied Flycatcher (PF) which until now Ive keep quiet about based mainly on the popularity of the area, but also the privacy of the land I refer to where permission obviously had to be obtained to erect the nest boxes in the first place. In this regard I have always been of the opinion that the least said about this the better. Whilst I dont particularly like being in a position to what I say, not what I do....Im sure it is appreciated that being on private property the scheme would be in jeopardy if anyone was found to be trespassing in the name of obtaining a photograph, or to take a closer look at the boxes and their content if that was the case. ...
A Bald-faced Hornet colony begins in the spring when a queen emerges from winter hibernation. The queen builds a small nest, creates a few brood cells within the nest, deposits eggs in them and feeds the larvae when they hatch. These larvae are female workers -- they will continue the nest building, food collection, feeding…
Old nests can be repaired and used, or a new nest can be built on top, with older nests thus reaching 120 cm high by 100 cm ... Behavior[edit]. Like American crows, magpies tend to roost communally in winter. Every evening they fly, often in groups and ... They nest once a year, but may re-nest if their first attempt fails early. The female lays up to thirteen eggs, but the usual ... Only the nest tree and its immediate surroundings are defended, and so it is possible for nests to be somewhat clumped in space ...
Nesting probably occurred in June. Nests were in open areas on the ground and are difficult to find. They were made of wisps of ... The specific incubation behavior of this species is unknown. It is not certain which sex if not both incubated, nor what the ... These birds evidently did not attack intruders approaching their nests, which provides reason to believe that their nests were ...
Kepler, C.B.; Pratt, T.K.; Ecton, A.M.; Engilis Jr., A.; Fluetsch, K.M. (1996). "Nesting behavior of the Poouli". Wilson ... Mountainspring, S.; Casey, T.L.C.; Kepler, C.B.; Scott, J.M. (1990). "Ecology, behavior, and conservation of the Poouli ( ... Its diet consisted mostly of snails, insects, and spiders and it nested in native 'ōhi'a lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha) ... behavior, diets, and distribution on Maui". Integrative and Comparative Biology. 46 (6): 1143-58. doi:10.1093/icb/icl051. PMID ...
doi:10.1016/0006-3207(86)90008-X. Eberhard, J (1998). "Evolution of nest-building behavior in Agapornis parrots" (PDF). Auk. ... Almost all parrots nest in tree hollows (or nest boxes in captivity), and lay white eggs from which hatch altricial (helpless) ... With few exceptions, parrots are monogamous breeders who nest in cavities and hold no territories other than their nesting ... Many species use termite nests, possibly to reduce the conspicuousness of the nesting site or to create a favourable ...
Hallager, S. & Lichtenberg, E. M. (2007). "New display behavior in male kori bustard (Ardeotis kori struthiunculus)". The ... doi:10.1676/06-012.1 Blumberg, Jess (October 2007). "Nested Interest". Smithsonian Magazine. 38 (7): 38. Ryan, Ellen (August 15 ...
Kilham, Lawrence (1977). "Nesting behavior of yellow-bellied sapsuckers". The Wilson Bulletin. 89 (2): 310-324. Howell, Thomas ... Kilham, Lawrence (1971). "Reproductive behavior of yellow-bellied sapsuckers I. Preference for nesting in Fomes-infected aspens ... This bird is monogamous, and nests in pairs, with both sexes working to make the nest. Excavation of the cavity is done mostly ... This is theorized to contribute to the evolution of a search image for ideal nesting trees. Other nest predators include snakes ...
PMID 24909325.[permanent dead link] Grellet-Tinner G, Wroe S, Thompson MB, Ji Q (2007). "A note on pterosaur nesting behavior ... Errors persisting were teeth while toothless Pteranodon was intended to be depicted, nesting behavior that was known to be ... Fossilised Hamipterus nests were shown preserving many male and female pterosaurs together with their eggs in a manner to a ... Hopson J.A. (1977). "Relative Brain Size and Behavior in Archosaurian Reptiles". Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics. 8: ...
doi:10.1111/j.1474-919X.2006.00618.x. Johnson, Robert A. (1941). "Nesting behavior of the Atlantic Murre". Auk. 58 (2): 153-163 ... Nesting pairs may be in bodily contact with their neighbours. They make no nest; their single egg is incubated on a bare rock ... The common murre nests in densely packed colonies (known as "loomeries"), with up to twenty pairs occupying one square metre at ... In its migration south the chick swims about 1,000 km (620 mi). The female remains at the nest site for up to 36 days after the ...
Grellet-Tinner, G; Wroe, S; Thompson, MB; Ji, Q (2007). "A note on pterosaur nesting behavior". Historical Biology. 19 (4): 273 ... The wing anatomy of confuciusornithids suggests an unusual flight behavior, due to anatomy that implies conflicting abilities. ... Reveals a Novel Nesting Strategy in Mesozoic Birds". PLoS ONE. 8 (4): e61030. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0061030. PMC 3629076. ...
Operates style of clothes and behavior of foreign rap artists. "The Nest Band." The main part of the group includes: Alexander ...
When mating is finished, females search for nest sites. Nests are shallow dirt depressions engulfed with woody vegetation. Hens ... This behavior is most commonly referred to as strutting. Their heads and necks are colored brilliantly with red, blue and white ... Baker, B. W. (1978). "Ecological factors affecting wild turkey nest predation on south Texas rangelands". Proceedings of the ... There are subtle differences in the coloration, habitat, and behavior of the different subspecies of wild turkeys. The six ...
A pair bond becomes permanent when a nesting territory is secured. Copulation behavior among coot pairs always falls under the ... Brood nests are nests that are either newly constructed or have been converted from old egg nests after the eggs hatch, ... It nests in well-concealed locations in tall reeds. There are three general types of structures: display platforms, egg nests ... though nests are regularly destroyed in usurpation by muskrats. Conversely, the bold behavior of immature and adult coots leads ...
Males exhibit agonistic behavior both on and off breeding and nesting grounds. This behavior rarely involves interspecific ... Canada geese instinctively nest on higher ground near water. This female is nesting on a beaver lodge. ... Hormones and Behavior. 46 (5): 574-581. doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2004.06.006. PMID 15555499. S2CID 14797289.. ... Its nest is usually located in an elevated area near water such as streams, lakes, ponds, and sometimes on a beaver lodge. Its ...
Feeding and nesting is performed individually. Interactions and encounters between individuals of this species typically ... Little is known regarding the mating behavior of black-spotted cuscuses. Courting is typically performed on tree limbs. Black- ...
Oniki, Y; Willis, E. O. (2000). "Nesting behavior of the swallow-tailed hummingbird, Eupetomena macroura (Trochilidae, Aves)". ... As far as is known, male hummingbirds do not take part in nesting. Most species build a cup-shaped nest on the branch of a tree ... Hummingbirds stay in the nest for 18-22 days, after which they leave the nest to forage on their own, although the mother bird ... Play media Hummingbird building a nest in San Diego Zoo. Video Clip Incubating in Copiapó, Chile Nest with two eggs in San Jose ...
The French Guiana nesting subpopulation nests from March to June. In the tropics, green turtles nest throughout the year, ... Only over the last 30 years have extensive studies been performed covering the behaviors of the Galápagos green turtles. Much ... Hatchings occur more quickly in nests that are warmer than nests that are in cooler conditions. Warm nesting sites above 30 ... Indonesia has a few nesting beaches, one in the Meru Betiri National Reserve in East Java. The Coral Sea has nesting areas of ...
Thomas, Betsy Trent; Strahl, Stuart D. (August 1990). "Nesting behavior of Sunbitterns in Venezuela" (PDF). The Condor. 92 (3 ... Its nest is a flimsy platform of twigs built high in a tree. It has been recorded harassing sunbitterns nesting in the same ...
The nesting behavior is not precisely known; however, it is believed to be similar to its familial counterpart, the Tropical ... Couch's Kingbird likes to nest in lightly wooded areas, and they frequently nest in sugar hackberry, cedar elm, Texas ebony, ... The female can lay up to five eggs, but there are normally three to four eggs per nest. The eggs look to be a pinkish-warm buff ... The feeding behavior of Couch's Kingbird entails mostly perching and watching its environment for insect movement. It catches ...
Trillmich, F. (1979). "Feeding behavior and social behavior of the marine iguana". Noticias de Galapagos. 29 (1): 7-20. ... the female guards the nest for several days after the eggs have been buried, ensuring that they are not dug up by other nesting ... they do assume relatively bright male-like colours when nesting, which is possibly related to their need of defending the nest ... The nest is 30-80 cm (12-31 in) deep and dug in sand or volcanic ash by the female. On islands where there are few suitable ...
The mobbing behavior was originally developed to protect ground-level nests containing young from various predators such as ... for cliff-side nest residing kittiwake caused that particular group of kittiwake to lose their ancestral mobbing behavior that ... The mobbing behavior normally displayed by the kittiwake is lost when the kittiwake take residence in this area with little ... The cliff-side nesting area itself was similarly responsible for the kittiwakes losing their mobbing mentality - predatory ...
Portnoy, J. W., & Dodge, W. E. (1979). Red-shouldered Hawk nesting ecology and behavior. The Wilson Bulletin, 104-117. Mason, J ... owl nests in hollows generally tend to be somewhat less vulnerable to predation than those of owls using old bird nests). Nest ... At least one nest was found including eggs from both species. When nesting near other hawks like red-tailed hawks and Cooper's ... One study of cavity nesting birds in Ontario found that the barred owl preferred to nest in the most massive trees of any ...
The common name "carpenter bee" derives from their nesting behavior; nearly all species burrow into hard plant material such as ... In this type of nesting, multiple females either share in the foraging and nest laying, or one female does all the foraging and ... Solitary bees tend to be gregarious and often several nests of solitary bees are near each other. In solitary nesting, the ... Xylocopa pubescens is one carpenter bee species that can have both social and solitary nests. Carpenter bees make nests by ...
ISBN 978-2-7114-1525-0. Moyer, J.T.; Steene, R.C. (1979). "Nesting Behavior of the Anemonefish Amphiprion polymnus". Japanese ... is aggressively territorial and is dependent on its host sea anemone which it uses as a shelter for the group and for the nest ... The relationship between anemonefish and their host sea anemones is not random and instead is highly nested in structure. A. ...
In open nesting sites, breeding success tends to be lower, since breeding begins late and the nest can easily be destroyed or ... Johnston, Richard F. (1969). "Aggressive Foraging Behavior in House Sparrows" (PDF). The Auk. 86 (3): 558-559. doi:10.2307/ ... Less common nesting sites include street lights and neon signs, favoured for their warmth; and the old open-topped nests of ... Nests typically have external dimensions of 20 × 30 cm (8 × 12 in), but their size varies greatly. The building of the nest is ...
"Nesting Behavior of the Wood Thrush" (PDF). The Wilson Bulletin. 70 (1): 70-89. Retrieved 17 May 2007. D. A. Sibley. "Wood ... Defense behaviors in response to nest predators include wing flicks, tail flicks, and raising the crest, sometimes escalating ... The nest is not reused. Usually, two broods are attempted, although three to four separate nests may be built before a pair ... Usually, though, the female chooses whether or not to accept or reject the nest site suggested by the male. The nest is usually ...
Jenkins, M. A. (1978). "Gyrfalcon nesting behavior from hatching to fledging". Auk. 95 (1): 122-127. doi:10.2307/4085502. JSTOR ... Nesting territories vary in size according to the density of food resources in the area. The nest is a deep bowl made of large ... Common ravens nesting near sources of human garbage included a higher percentage of food waste in their diet, birds nesting ... The nest is usually placed in a large tree or on a cliff ledge, or less frequently in old buildings or utility poles. Females ...
"Evolution of nest-building behavior in Agapornis parrots" (PDF). Auk. 115 (2): 455-464. doi:10.2307/4089204. JSTOR 4089204.. ... Almost all parrots nest in tree hollows (or nest boxes in captivity), and lay white eggs from which hatch altricial (helpless) ... With few exceptions, parrots are monogamous breeders who nest in cavities and hold no territories other than their nesting ... Many species use termite nests, possibly to reduce the conspicuousness of the nesting site or to create a favourable ...
McAllister, Nancy M. (1958). "Courtship, hostile behavior, nest-establishment and egg laying in the eared grebe (Podiceps ... This grebe nests both in colonies and by itself. When it does not nest by itself, it will often nest in mixed-species colonies ... The black-necked grebe makes a floating cup nest on an open lake. The nest cup is covered with a disc. This nest is located ... Whether it nests in colonies or not has an effect on the dimensions of the nest. When the bird is not in a colony, the nest has ...
Kurczewski, Frank E (2003). "Comparative Nesting Behavior of Crabro monticola (Hymenoptera:Sphecidae)". Northeastern Naturalist ...
"Mating and nesting behavior of Eurysternus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae)". Quaestiones Entomologicae. 16 (3/4): 597-620. Retrieved ... They have a characteristic nesting strategy among dung beetles, with brood ball elaboration but no ball rolling behaviour. The ...
... it was thought that food webs had little nested structure, but empirical evidence shows that many published webs have nested ... Food chains are nested within the trophic links of food webs. Food chains are linear (noncyclic) feeding pathways that trace ... 2008), and phylogenetic constraints, whereby related taxa are nested based on their common evolutionary history, are also ... nestedness appears to be related to body size because the diets of smaller predators tend to be nested subsets of those of ...
This behavior allows searching for more cooperating peers and gives a second chance to previously non-cooperating peers. The ... nesting or territory is less than the gains to the beneficiary. The theory also holds that the act of altruism should be ... Those using it quickly recognize its contingencies and adjust their behavior accordingly. Moreover, it is considered to be nice ... Individuals commonly engage in behavioral assimilation, a process in which they tend to match their own behaviors to those ...
These huge nests are conspicuous when the leaves fall. Where trees are scarce, though even in well-wooded country, nests are at ... 2012). "Comparative phylogeography of two widespread magpies: Importance of habitat preference and breeding behavior on genetic ... The eggs are incubated for 21-22 days by the female, who is fed on the nest by the male.[32] The chicks are altricial, hatching ... Antonov, A.; Atanasova, D. (2002). "Nest-site selection in the magpie Pica pica in a high-density urban population of Sofia ( ...
The ecology & behavior of amphibians. University of Chicago Press, ISBN 0226893340 *↑ "American Bullfrog". ... Amphibians lay their eggs in water, usually in a foam nest. After hatching they are tadpoles, which live in the water and have ... Wells, Kentwood (2007), The ecology and behavior of amphibians, Rosen Publishing Group, ISBN 978-0-226-89334-1. CS1 maint: ref= ...
... the nesting season has been found to be longer, eggs and clutches are larger and nest survival is generally greater compared ... The predation-avoidance behavior of sleeping with one eye open, allowing one brain hemisphere to remain aware while the other ... Martz, Gerald F. (1967). "Effects of nesting cover removal on breeding puddle ducks". Journal of Wildlife Management. 31 (2): ... When incubating a nest, or when offspring are present, females vocalise differently, making a call that sounds like a truncated ...
Panic attacks and anxiety can occur; also, delusional behavior may be seen, including somatoform delusions, sometimes ... Ixodes larvae and nymphs tend to be abundant also where mice nest, such as stone walls and wood logs.[130] Ixodes larvae and ...
... some of which had adapted flightlessness and ground nesting habits and others had no defensive behavior as a result of having ...
For example, the bald eagle's nest of eaglets exhibits a clumped species distribution because all the offspring are in a small ... A biotic factor is any behavior of an organism that affects another organism, such as a predator consuming its prey. For ...
Rattlesnakes rapidly vibrate the tip of the tail, which is composed of a series of nested, hollow beads to ward of approaching ... Larger lizards, like the monitors, are known to exhibit complex behavior, including cooperation.[110] Crocodiles have ... Adult female green sea turtles do not breathe as they crutch along their nesting beaches. They hold their breath during ... When caught out, snake species adopt different defensive tactics and use a complicated set of behaviors when attacked. Some ...
2003). Nest box use and nesting success of house wrens (Troglodytes aedon) in a Midwestern Wetland Park. Ohio Journal of ... 1995). Roosting behavior of Prothonotary Warblers in the non-breeding season. The Wilson Bulletin. vol 107, no 2. p. 374. ... M.S. (2001). Breeding biology, habitat, nest site, and nest box selection by prothonotary warblers and other species in eastern ... 1999). Old nests in Prothonotary Warbler Nest boxes: Effects on reproductive performance. Journal of Field Ornithology. vol 70 ...
Lazareva, Olga F.; Shimizu, Toru; Edward A. Wasserman (19 April 2012). How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology ... fish nests/feeding traces).[39] The adult tetrapods had an estimated length of 2.5 m (8 feet), and lived in a lagoon with an ... Changes in the eye came about because the behavior of light at the surface of the eye differs between an air and water ...
Researchers cross-fostered eggs between nests of blue tits and great tits and observed the resulting behavior through audio- ... Finally, a behavior's stability in animal culture depends on the context in which they learn a behavior. If a behavior has ... To count acquired behavior as cultural, two conditions need must be met: the behavior must spread in a social group, and that ... The fact that the behavior is rewarding has a role in cultural stability as well. The ability for socially-learned behaviors to ...
... barren cages such that the hens cannot perform many of their natural behaviors such as perching, nesting, foraging or even ... which allow birds to move freely and display natural behaviors. The waste material in these systems is far less concentrated ... it doesn't address other behavioral needs such as nesting, foraging, and dust bathing. ... best housing environments for farm animals must take into consideration freedom of movement and expression of normal behaviors ...
Behavior[edit]. Male excavating a nest hole. These birds mainly eat insects, especially carpenter ants and wood-boring beetle ... Owls and tree-nesting ducks may largely rely on holes made by pileateds in which to lay their nests. Even mammals such as ... Predators at the nest can include American martens, weasels, squirrels, rat snakes, and gray foxes. Free-flying adults have ... The average clutch size is four per nest. The young may take a month to fledge.[10] The oldest known pileated woodpecker was 12 ...
The young are born in a fur-lined nest in the burrows. They are born blind and hairless.[2] For the first week, young Merriam ... Kangaroo rats will store extra seeds in seed caches.[8] This caching behavior affects the range-land and croplands where the ... Schroder, G. D. (August 1979). "Foraging Behavior and Home Range Utilization of the Bannertail Kangaroo Rat". Ecology. ... Newmark, J. E.; Jenkins, S. H. (April 2000). "Sex Differences in Agonistic Behavior of Merriam's Kangaroo Rats (Dipodomys ...
Females may sit on the nest or shelter the fledglings from rain even 28 days after fledging but usually such behavior is much ... In tree nests, the average nest diameter is about 1.5 m (4.9 ft), with nests in trees tending to be larger, more rigid and ... Nest characteristicsEdit. A nest of a white-tailed eagle in Norway. Despite the preferable location it is unoccupied, and ... A new nest may take several months to construct, but if an old nest is lost in late winter, pairs have been known to build a ...
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Cool Hand Luke, and Riot in Cell Block 11.[90][91] Gene Siskel said that like One Flew Over ... like the behavior of Satan.[4] The warden has also been compared to former United States President Richard Nixon. Norton's ... the Cuckoo's Nest, The Shawshank Redemption is an inspirational drama about overcoming overbearing authority.[91] ...
"Norway Rat Behavior Repertoire". *^ a b Barnett, S. (1975). The Rat: a study in behavior (pp. 52-115). ... Burrows provide rats with shelter and food storage, as well as safe, thermo-regulated nest sites.[46] Rats use their burrows to ... "Rat Behavior and Biology. Retrieved 1 December 2007.. *^ "Rats Capable Of Reflecting On Mental Processes". ... "pre-encounter defensive behavior", as opposed to a "post-encounter defensive behavior", such as flight, freezing, or avoidance ...
He then confronts Dean about his reckless behavior since his deal with a Crossroads Demon, which left him only a year to live. ... The vampire later explains to Gordon that hunters killed his nest, and now he wants to rebuild his family. Though Dixon had ... Also applauded were both Sam's confrontation with Dean over his recent reckless behavior and the resulting reconciliation at ... that Sam confronted Dean about is behavior. The "moment that [she had] been waiting for all season long" finally came to be ...
In the neotropics, the ant Myrmelachista schumanni makes its nest in special cavities in Duroia hirsute. Plants in the vicinity ... Mutualists that display foraging behavior are exposed to the restrictions on handling time. Mutualism can be associated with ... The ants nest inside the plant's thorns. In exchange for shelter, the ants protect acacias from attack by herbivores (which ... ants, which make their nests in modified leaves. To increase the amount of living space available, the ants will destroy the ...
These areas were chosen because of their prime condor nesting habitat. Ecology and behavior[edit]. ... If the female lowers her head to accept the male, the condors become mates for life.[43] The pair makes a simple nest in caves ... A pair of condors, who were released in Arizona, nested in Zion National Park and the hatching of one chick was confirmed.[80] ... "Condors Set Up First Nest In 100 Years". Sky News. March 30, 2006. Archived from the original on December 9, 2008. Retrieved ...
Those that produce multiple offspring tend to build nests for their young. These two traits are thought to be plesiomorphic ( ... Analyses of extinct adapiforms postcranial skeletons suggest a variety of locomotor behavior.[139] The European adapids Adapis ... Approximately three-quarters of all extant strepsirrhine species are nocturnal, sleeping in nests made from dead leaves or tree ...
Research also suggests that they may purposefully nest near the active nests of much larger, predatory birds, as a means of ... Black-chinned hummingbirds can exhibit territorial behavior around feeders as well as at other small feeding sites, and become ... Greeney, H.F.; Wethington, S.M. (December 2009). "Proximity to Active Accipiter Nests Reduces Nest Predation of Black-chinned ... The female builds a well-camouflaged nest in a protected location in a shrub or tree using plant fibre, spider webs and lichens ...
"Journal of Insect Behavior. 23 (6): 459-471. doi:10.1007/s10905-010-9229-5. ISSN 0892-7553. PMC 2955239. PMID 21037953.. ... stingless bees will start new nests with large numbers of worker bees, but the nest is constructed before a queen is escorted ... Behavior Ecology and Sociobiology, 50: 199-208. doi:10.1007/s002650100362 *^ Châline, N., Martin, S.J., and Ratnieks, F.L.W. ... Behavior, color, and anatomy can be quite different from one subspecies or even strain to another.[citation needed] ...
They breed seasonally in accordance with the climate and lay three to 16 eggs per year in nests built on the ground or in trees ... Males often have elaborate courtship behaviors that include strutting, fluffing of tail or head feathers, and vocal sounds. ... Their frail-looking yet sturdy nests are made of sticks and leaves. Their clutch size is three or four eggs. The males make a ... The young must dig out of the nest mounds after hatching, but they emerge from the eggs fully feathered, and upon leaving the ...
On the other hand, such things as the patterns of the weather seen in meteorology or the behavior of human beings are only of ... Interaction is mutually reciprocal between the neural and mental levels in the nested brain hierarchies. Multilevel and ... One can equivalently view these special sciences as studying the behavior of complex, aggregate systems (i.e. the mind). In ... will prevent the intellect from receiving the information it derives from the body and from controlling bodily behavior as well ...
Morphology and behaviorEdit. Fleas are wingless insects, 1/16 to 1/8-inch (1.5 to 3.3 mm) long, that are agile, usually dark ... In some species, the flea lives in the nest or burrow and the eggs are deposited on the substrate,[8] but in others, the eggs ... Another factor is the opportunities available to the flea to change host species; this is smaller in colonially nesting birds, ... where the flea may never encounter another species, than it is in solitary nesting birds. A large, long-lived host provides a ...
Animal Behavior 28:728-734. *^ Savage, T. 1963. Reproductive behavior of the mottled sculpin, Cottus bairdi Girard. Copeia 1963 ... One study looked at twelve different nesting sites within a year and found that one nest can have anywhere from 54 to 1587 eggs ... In order to mate the female will come up to the males nest and lay her eggs there. The female chooses her mate on physical ... Males can have up to 1587 eggs in their nest. Sexual maturity is thought to be reached at two years of age. Climate change does ...
Bullough, V.L. (1990). History in adult human sexual behavior with children and adolescents in Western societies (Pedophilia: ... On page 105 of his first notebook, he formulated an equation that could be used to solve the infinitely nested radicals problem ...
Parakeet Nesting Behavior. Parakeets are not at all fussy when it comes to nesting. The female will inspect the nesting box; or ... Parakeet Behavior Before Laying Eggs. Once the act of mating has finished, the hen will head to the nest box, arranging the ... If you want, you can take her mind off nesting by confining her to the cage for a few days. Check her diet and ty to lay off ... If you do put these items in the nesting box to make it warmer and softer, thats fine, but dont expect the female to help you ...
The wild parakeets build large nests on utility poles which creates problems for the companies that deal with the power outages ... caused by the nests, and must maintain the wires and the poles. ... The nests can grow up to 200 pounds and United Illuminating has ... UConn Scientists Discover Key To Monk Parakeet Nest Building Behavior. Posted 1:18 PM, September 30, 2014, by Doug Stewart ... Scientists found when the birds start the nest, they fly to the pole with a small stick in their beaks. Because they cannot ...
Nested sequences of hippocampal assemblies during behavior support subsequent sleep replay. By Céline Drieu, Ralitsa Todorova, ... Nested sequences of hippocampal assemblies during behavior support subsequent sleep replay. By Céline Drieu, Ralitsa Todorova, ... Nested sequences of hippocampal assemblies during behavior support subsequent sleep replay Message Subject. (Your Name) has ... Our results support the view that nested sequences underlie the initial formation of memory traces subsequently consolidated ...
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... it typically takes two to four years before a bonded pair nests for the ... Minnesota Outdoors: Ive never had a front row seat to trumpeter swan nesting behavior. Blane Klemek Wednesday. Jun 24, 2020 ... Ive never had a front row seat to trumpeter swan nesting behavior, and what a delight it was from start to finish. The pair ... How exactly swans, or any bird for that matter, communicate and coordinate the innate behavior of nest-building is a ...
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Heterospecific Nest Site Copying Behavior in a Wild Bird: Assessing the Influence of Genetics and Past Experience on a Joint ... In the pedigree of the population, some offspring from 2013 and 2014 were considered as originating from their nest of rearing ... not the nest where they hatched before being cross-fostered. We corrected these miss-assignments in the pedigree and re-fitted ... Heterospecific Nest Site Copying Behavior in a Wild Bird: Assessing the Influence of Genetics and Past Experience on a Joint ...
Journal of Insect Behavior" on DeepDyve, the largest online rental service for scholarly research with thousands of academic ... Nesting behavior of Centris (Hemisiella) vittata Lepeletier (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in an area of the Cerrado in the northeast of ... Predation Cues in Solitary bee Nests. Predation Cues in Solitary bee Nests Kierat, Justyna; Filipiak, Michał; Szentgyörgyi, ... Abiotic and biotic factors influencing nest-site selection by Halictus rubicundus, a ground-nesting halictine bee ...
This study aims to describe physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB) across different settings, including time in and ... Descriptive analysis of preschool physical activity and sedentary behaviors - a cross sectional study of 3-year-olds nested in ... Nested cross-sectional data used in this study are from the 3-year examination in the longitudinal observational SKOT cohort ... Maternal and paternal behaviors have previously been observed to associate with childrens home- and neighborhood-based SB and ...
Our results suggested that goshawks in Montana exhibit more aggressive nest defense behaviors than those in Finland. While this ... goshawks in Finland do not show this same behavior. To quantify aggression, we presented nesting goshawks with an owl decoy, a ... Understanding the degree to which human interaction may alter natural animal behavior has become increasingly important in ... Though aggressive nest defense has been characterized throughout North America, ...
Can I satisfy this behavior for her in any way?. Looking to be the best guardian/sister I can be. Thank you!. Heather ... She may just be digging for fun, but if the behavior is new, it bears observing.. Be sure that her diet is calcium-appropriate ... She may just be digging for fun, but if the behavior is new, it bears observing.. Be sure that her diet is calcium-appropriate ... Thank you, she is a beauty! Do you really think shes got eggs to lay? Are there any signs/behaviors I should be alarmed by? ...
Behavior[edit]. The edible-nest swiftlet feeds over a range of habitats from coastal areas to the mountains, occurring up to ... The Edible-nest Swiftlet (Aerodramus fuciphagus), also known as the White-nest Swiftlet, is a small bird of the swift family ... The nest used in birds nest soup is composed almost entirely of saliva with little or no plant material. The soup is made by ... Its nest is made of solidified saliva and is used to make birds nest soup. ...
... it will display certain behaviors that indicate its preparation for breeding. This behavior becomes more regular and energetic ... Preparing a Nest Preparing a nest is a sure sign that your parakeet is showing nesting behavior. Your pet parakeet might start ... Usually, this nesting behavior only occurs once a year for a sexually mature parakeet. Knowing the signs of nesting behavior ... Courtship Behavior A parakeet may display courtship behavior during nesting season. Preening and increased vocalizations are ...
Nesting is common during pregnancy. But you might feel the urge to create a physically and emotionally safe home during other ... What is Nesting Behavior?. The phenomenon of "nesting," or obsessively housekeeping during the last weeks of pregnancy, is a ... The nesting urge can also surface on a smaller, more practical scale. Have you ever noticed that, under stress, you all of a ... Nesting is About Taking Control. While the caricature of a 38-week pregnant person scrubbing the bathroom tile on their hands ...
Nests known as dens, or nests inside tree cavities, were occupied more frequently during the winter. Dens may be favored during ... However, squirrels use nests for more than just raising their young. Squirrels also use their nests for resting and shelter, ... If the mother feels one nest is no longer safe, she will move to an alternative nesting site with her young. Squirrels may ... Squirrel nests are made of a variety of interwoven material including twigs, bark, fur, feathers, leaves and grass. Nests will ...
Download this Detail Of Grey Wagtail Feeding Chicks In Nest video now. And search more of iStocks library of royalty-free ... Detail of grey wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) feeding chicks in nest - Stock video. .... Sitting, Germany, 10 Seconds or Greater, ...
How Microbes May Influence Our Behavior. By Amy Lewis , September 1, 2017 ... Bacterial strains in mices gut microbiomes mediated their pups risk for developing abnormal behaviors. ...
Home Mental Health and Behavior No more "empty nest": middle-aged adults face pressure on both sides ... The end result, researchers suggest, are "empty nest" plans that often have to be put on hold, and a mixed bag of emotions, ... Various social, economic, and cultural forces have combined to radically challenge the traditional concept of an empty nest, ... No more "empty nest": middle-aged adults face pressure on both sides. ...
Nesting behavior is also present in many invertebrates. The best known example of nesting behavior in insects is that of the ... Unlike the case for females, male nest-building among ring doves depends on the behavior of the prospective mate rather than on ... Although the nests vary in radius dependent on the age of the sow, the nests are generally a round to oval shape and are ... In rabbits, nest building occurs towards the last third of pregnancy. The mother digs and builds a nest of straw and grass, ...
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Nesting Behavior. During one breeding season, a bobwhite pair could ideally produce 25 or more young in several broods; however ... Feeding Behavior. Adult bobwhites are opportunistic seed eaters. Depending upon season and locality, they consume a wide ... Bobwhite pairs build their grass or other vegetation-covered scrape nest in a well-camouflaged spot within their tangled ...
Nesting Behavior. Belted kingfishers nest in three-to-six-feet-long underground tunnels that the birds excavate. The usual ... Birds nesting in the northern states and Canada move southward in winter. In areas south of the belted kingfishers breeding ...
Although nesting-site fidelity and gregarious nesting behavior are often associated with extant birds, they are also present ... evidence of nesting-site fidelity; 2, evidence of gregarious nesting; 3, nests organization consisting of a single layer of ... 2004) Nest structure for sauropods: Sedimentary criteria for recognition of dinosaur nesting traces. Palaios 19:89-98. ... However, the rarity of well-studied Mesozoic egg occurrences, and the considerable variability of nesting behaviors among ...
... way from the weaker correlations found in the underlying population distribution indicating the presence of collective behavior ... The nested structure of urban business clusters *Clémentine Cottineau. * & Elsa Arcaute. Applied Network Science (2020) ... Gallos, L., Barttfeld, P., Havlin, S. et al. Collective behavior in the spatial spreading of obesity. Sci Rep 2, 454 (2012). ... This is common behavior for systems with correlation exponent close to γ = 0; we notice that a similar scale-free correlation ...
Nesting. Breeding behavior not well known. Often nests in isolated pairs or in very small groups, especially in northern part ... Nest: Site is usually in tree 30-40 above ground, but sometimes very close to ground or water in thickets, mangroves. Nest is ... Nests in mangrove or cypress swamps, riverside groves, thickets near water. Sometimes nests in trees within suburbs or cities. ... Feeding Behavior. Forages by walking slowly on land or in shallow water, or standing still waiting for prey to approach. Feeds ... -Fish waste left on beaches by recreational fishers could harm shore-nesting birds by attracting native crows that ... Grey reef sharks found to exhibit social behavior. Aug 12, 2020. 0 ... After 72 hours, predators had attacked 96 per cent of the nests near carcasses, compared with only 30 per cent of the nests ... In Australia, populations of beach-nesting birds are declining, and predation of their nests is a contributing factor. ...
  • Now scientists at the University of Connecticut have discovered a key part of the birds behavior that could lead to a solution. (
  • Scientists found when the birds start the nest, they fly to the pole with a small stick in their beaks. (
  • The nests can grow up to 200 pounds and United Illuminating has engaged in eradication programs to fight the birds and the resulting outages. (
  • While I have no way of knowing for certain, the chances are good that Assawa's resident swan-pair are the same birds that laid claim to the lake for the last two or more years, but as non-breeding adults (it typically takes two to four years before a bonded pair nests for the first time). (
  • Arriving well before the ice disappeared on April 22nd, it didn't take long for the love birds to commence nest-building activities following ice-out. (
  • There's definitely plenty of communication and pair-bonding that occurs between mated pairs of birds that share nest construction duties, swans included. (
  • This behavior becomes more regular and energetic during springtime, as this is the time of year when birds instinctively want to reproduce. (
  • In birds it is known as "going broody", and is characterized by the insistence to stay on the nest as much as possible, and by cessation of laying new eggs. (
  • Birds nesting in the northern states and Canada move southward in winter. (
  • Belted kingfishers nest in three-to-six-feet-long underground tunnels that the birds excavate. (
  • -Fish waste left on beaches by recreational fishers could harm shore-nesting birds by attracting native crows that eat the birds' eggs, a UNSW-led study shows. (
  • Reducing the amount of waste discarded on beaches will benefit shore-nesting birds like red-capped plovers. (
  • In Australia, populations of beach-nesting birds are declining, and predation of their nests is a contributing factor. (
  • Fishers can help protect our shore-nesting birds from predatory ravens by burying or disposing of their fish waste," says Mr Rees. (
  • Nests of many species of grassland birds are well hidden in vegetation, making it difficult or impossible to view nest contents from a distance, and are in open terrain, making unobtrusive observation a challenge. (
  • Cameras, in waterproof housings, were made as small as possible to minimize disturbance to the nesting birds and to avoid attracting other animals. (
  • Birds need places to create nests and materials to build nests. (
  • Bird houses provide nesting sites for birds that require a cavity in which to nest. (
  • Learn more about our Nesting Boxes or visit your local Wild Birds Unlimited store for more information. (
  • Ask us about the many bird foods we offer which include calcium to help your nesting birds. (
  • Be a seasonally savvy friend to your birds by providing them with the extra calcium they require during nesting season. (
  • Birds may begin to nest earlier. (
  • Browse other questions tagged behavior aggression breeding birds budgerigar or ask your own question . (
  • The novel use of a toxic, anthropogenic parasite repellent by urban birds may be thus asymmetrically increasing the breeding costs paid by the member of the pair most involved in nest building and incubation. (
  • Like contestants on the game show "Survivor," the small birds called great tits form alliances with their neighboring great tits to defend their nests. (
  • The researchers identified birds based on leg tags and nest boxes marked with wet paint, which transferred to the bird's feathers. (
  • When the predatory researcher approached the nest of a pair of first-year birds, though, none of their neighbors showed up. (
  • To counter this, birds have evolved different behavioural strategies to decrease the visibility of their nests, thus reducing the probability of nest detection. (
  • For birds that migrate within Europe, the nesting populations depend on both the nesting success and mortality from cold during the winter," says Markus Piha, a Luomus researcher. (
  • However, little research has examined potential anthropogenic impacts on animal behavior. (
  • Understanding the degree to which human interaction may alter natural animal behavior has become increasingly important in developing effective conservation strategies. (
  • Female parakeets may lay one or more eggs, called a clutch, during nesting season, which can occur even without a male parakeet. (
  • The presence of numerous clutches of eggs, some of which contain embryonic remains, in at least four distinct horizons within a small area, provides the earliest known evidence of complex reproductive behavior including site fidelity and colonial nesting in a terrestrial vertebrate. (
  • A temporally calibrated optimization of dinosaurian reproductive biology not only demonstrates the primary significance of the Massospondylus nesting site, but also provides additional insights into the initial stages of the evolutionary history of dinosaurs, including evidence that deposition of eggs in a tightly organized single layer in a nest evolved independently from brooding. (
  • Over the last three decades, numerous discoveries of eggs, embryos, and nesting sites have greatly increased our knowledge of the evolution of reproductive behavior in nonavian dinosaurs ( 1 , 2 ), including finds of brooding maniraptorans ( 3 , 4 ), eggs preserved in the body cavity of a mother ( 5 ), and vast "rookeries" ( 6 , 7 ). (
  • The study also revealed that foxes were not the culprits in loss of eggs from nests as is often assumed. (
  • Two Japanese quail eggs were placed in each nest, and a fish carcass was placed nearby at half the sites. (
  • Ravens were identified as the culprits for 80 per cent of the plundered nests, and we did not find any sea gull or fox tracks near any of the nests where eggs were destroyed," says Dr Letnic. (
  • Slate-throated Redstart: Three to four white eggs with flecks of gray and red brown are laid in a nest made of conifer needles and grass, and lined with hair and feathers. (
  • Eastern Towhee: Two to six creamy white or gray eggs are laid in a cup nest made of sticks, rootlets, grass, bark, and leaves, and lined with soft grass and animal hair. (
  • Females nest in April to May laying an average of 4 to 17 eggs. (
  • Turkey nest with eggs. (
  • The female budgie has 5 eggs in her nest box and sits the whole day in it. (
  • Yes, the female budgie will obviously stay in the nest for eggs. (
  • The chemical caused females to lay eggs with shells that were thinner than normal, which meant nesting pairs could crush their eggs as they incubated them. (
  • Then he drives her from the nest and fertilizes the eggs. (
  • After the female lays eggs in the nest, the male fans the eggs for 24 hours to aerate them and aggressively drives away predators through combat. (
  • The male reproductive cycle requires two days for building the nest and attracting females, five days for the eggs to brood, and six days to guard the fry. (
  • The queen's job is now to lay eggs and keep the workers in order, whilst they guard the nest and bring back pollen and nectar. (
  • Helpers at the nest can provide advantageous plasticity in the amount of investment parents need to give to their eggs and chicks. (
  • When males exhibit increased paternal care to eggs, they build nests with smaller entrances in comparison to males who provide less parental care. (
  • This helps prevent predators from entering the nest and consuming the offspring or developing eggs. (
  • German's swiftlet ( Aerodramus germani ), with two subspecies germani and amechanus , was formerly considered to be conspecific with the edible-nest swiftlet, but is now often considered to be a separate species. (
  • Squirrels use different nesting sites depending on their species, the region in which they live and season. (
  • However, the exact timing and features of nest building vary among species, depending on endocrine and external factors. (
  • Despite the wealth of papers highlighting the importance of nesting characteristics on this species' breeding performance, few have addressed the issue of nest-site selection explicitly. (
  • Since this is the first time nest-site preferences of Eleonora's Falcon have been analyzed using species distribution models, we encourage the application of similar methodologies to other areas within the species' breeding range to further validate our findings. (
  • Primary cavity nesting species (such as woodpeckers) excavate their own sites. (
  • Some species usually live in the nest cabbage pan, feeding on organic matter, mushrooms, and excrements or eating the nest walls and sometimes causing the nest to be destroyed. (
  • Other species live in superficial galleries of the nest and feed on preys that live outside. (
  • A numerous and diversified insect larval fauna including many beetle species is found in the interior of termite (Isoptera) nests. (
  • As most of the studied species were described by us in several papers and in a book in [ 1 ], and the species reported associated with the termite nests are of different taxa, we find it worthwhile presenting a synthesis of the gathered observations, pointing out some aspects not dealt with yet. (
  • Competition for nest sites is particularly strong when multiple groups of the same species migrate synchronously to found a new home. (
  • Their nests are often found close to food and water sources Some Ant species nest in the ground, often under concrete slabs or stones. (
  • All Ants (small and large species) live in colonies and most build nests, although some species are nomadic. (
  • In Mexico City, a number of songbird species line their nests with fibers from discarded cigarette butts, which reduce ectoparasite load but are genotoxic. (
  • To date, this species has only been studied in trap-nests. (
  • The nesting behavior of this species in a natural condition is recorded for the first time . (
  • However, the females only showed aggressive behavior against females of the same species or genus. (
  • To the best of our knowledge, this is not an aggressive species, but they may sting in an effort to protect the nest. (
  • Nest predation is the main cause of nest failures in many bird species. (
  • Other members of the parrot family like to shred paper and collect dried grass and line their nests with it, but not parakeets. (
  • They cut circular pieces from leaves which are used to line their nests. (
  • Collect mud to line their nests. (
  • Woyciechowski, Michal 2017-06-24 00:00:00 Predation at the nesting site can significantly affect solitary bees' reproductive success. (
  • Many grassland passerine populations had been declining for decades (Peterjohn and Sauer 1993, Herkert 1995, Igl and Johnson 1997), and it was thought that high rates of nest predation could be contributing to these declines (Basore et al. (
  • We manipulated the long-term perception of nest predation risk in pied flycatchers ( Ficedula hypoleuca ) by experimentally increasing the nest vulnerability to predators. (
  • Increased vulnerability of the nest site to predation risk, thus, induced pied flycatcher parents to increase nest vigilance while reducing their activity at the nest. (
  • These results highlight the existence of plasticity in incubation behaviours under long-term experimentally increased nest predation risk. (
  • Advantage to the helpers, who may be protected from predation, or gain skills that they will need when they subsequently reproduce, as a result of staying in the parental nest. (
  • They are more particular in the summer, when they require aquatic habitats with nearby dirt banks for their nesting burrows. (
  • Colonies nest underground, commonly in old rodent burrows. (
  • Typically, squirrels will nest in trees cavities, as these types of habitats offer protection from weather fluctuations and access to food. (
  • In some cases, squirrels build their nests in exposed tree branches at a safe distance above the ground, typically 60 feet up or more . (
  • Nests will typically be shaped like a globe and be about one foot in diameter. (
  • Female squirrels will typically create an average of four or five nest sites within the geographic range of their primary nest throughout the year. (
  • Nests of moles typically are located in the root system of trees. (
  • Nesting typically involves making physical preparations for parenthood, such as deep cleaning the nursery (or even your entire house), setting up baby gear, and doing loads of laundry. (
  • From my observations it does not seem to be the case as I've bumped into the table several times and passed really close to the nests causing several of them to fly out stunned and they never attacked. (
  • The nests can fetch high prices and many colonies are harvested commercially. (
  • Where common, nests in colonies, sometimes mixed with Black-crowned Night-Herons or other waders. (
  • We conclude that predictive models characterized by flexibility and/or the use of absence data that also consider nest clustering can result in robust predictions of the nest occurrence of Eleonora's Falcons in Greek breeding colonies and eventually facilitate future monitoring schemes. (
  • This fauna occurs in living colonies as well as in abandoned nests. (
  • This may be the case for honey bees during the reproductive season, because neighboring colonies often cast swarms simultaneously, leading to potential competition for high-quality nesting cavities. (
  • The swarmers leave the nest to mate and start new colonies. (
  • Since they are social insects, their colonies consist of castes which include the nymph termites (who function as the worker termites), reproductive termites (kings and queens), and soldiers who protect their nest. (
  • Colonies nest in artificial hives, in the open and in cavities. (
  • Even small quantities of fish scraps can increase the activity of nest predators ," says study lead author, James Rees, of the UNSW School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences. (
  • Poison baits are used to kill foxes in national parks because it is believed they are major predators of nests. (
  • After 72 hours, predators had attacked 96 per cent of the nests near carcasses, compared with only 30 per cent of the nests free of fish waste. (
  • At that time, there were few data on the identity of nest predators of grassland passerines. (
  • however, at passerine nests, assignment of nest fates and identity of predators were usually based on assumptions (Best 1978, Wray et al. (
  • Predator communities often include both nocturnal and diurnal nest predators, which would require 24-hr surveillance. (
  • Identifying fates and predators of active grassland passerine nests could not be adequately addressed using artificial nests, still cameras, or conspicuous equipment (Pietz and Granfors 2000a). (
  • Great tits, a type of bird, will join in to defend their neighbor's nest from predators if they've known each other for more than a season. (
  • This neighbor-alliance phenomenon, which helps keep predators and parental stress at bay, may explain why second-year nests for great tits have better success rates, the researchers said. (
  • Nest building provides protection against predators and competitors that mean to exploit or kill infants. (
  • Nests known as dens, or nests inside tree cavities, were occupied more frequently during the winter. (
  • Nest cavities are vertically elongate and approximately cylindrical. (
  • Comparisons among Apis nests indicate the advanced characters in Apis mellifera nests arose in response to Apis mellifera's adoption of tree cavities for nest sites. (
  • Cavity-nesting animals must often defend their homes against intruders, especially when the availability of suitable cavities is limited. (
  • In our experiment, females did not avoid nests marked with either of the two predator cues. (
  • Based on the observed female adults entering and exiting nests in the field in 2014, 2015, and 2016, the average number of females per nest was 2.48±1.24 (n=23 nests). (
  • Females may nest up to 2 additional times due to their ability to store sperm. (
  • As male Passer domesticus make substantial contributions to nest building whereas male Carpodacus mexicanus do not contribute to nest building, we hypothesized that the toxic effects of exposure to cigarette butts should be greater for females C. mexicanus than for conspecific males, but that there should be little or no difference in P. domesticus . (
  • After finishing the nests, females used only oil to line the entrance wall. (
  • Two females collected sand at the same time to build their nests, and another one was seen collecting resources at Byrsonima sp. (
  • Once the nest has been completed, the male attempts to attract females with a zig-zag "dance. (
  • He may then attempt to attract other females to the same nest for up to 24 hours, when he begins his parental duties. (
  • These females then create nests in these locations or nearby at the beginning of spring. (
  • When breeding in enlarged entrance holes, females doubled the vigilance at the nest while males reduced the time spent at the nest, compared to pied flycatchers breeding in control boxes. (
  • Nesting behaviour is seen mostly in pregnant females but such behaviour can also be observed in males and non-pregnant females. (
  • Alzheimer's disease in rats has been observed to impair the nesting ability, especially in females. (
  • We tested female red mason bees' (Osmia bicornis L.) acceptance of potential nesting sites, some of which were marked with cues coming from predated conspecifics (crushed bees) or from a predator itself (rodent excreta). (
  • Moreover, the presence of crushed bees can provide positive information about the presence of conspecifics and, possibly, information about a nesting aggregation that may be preferred by bees when choosing a nesting site. (
  • Abstract 【Aim】 To study the morphology and nesting behavior of Xylocopa rufipes Smith, so as to provide a theoretical basis for the conservation and management of carpenter bees. (
  • We recorded all the interactions between competing scouts at the nest box and found that when scouts from both swarms explored the box simultaneously they behaved agonistically toward bees from the other swarm. (
  • But when the scouts from one swarm outnumbered those from the other swarm (4-20 vs. one to three bees), those in the majority advertised their presence with a buzzing behavior at the entrance opening, and started mobbing and killing those in the minority. (
  • When one swarm gained clear control of the nest box (20+ vs. zero to one bees), some of its scouts guarded the box's entrance, preventing entry by foreign scouts. (
  • I had a bees nest. (
  • However when the larvae become bees, she has her first (female) workers and the nest can start to grow. (
  • The jury's still out as to whether the commercially available bumble bee nests are effective at attracting bumble bees. (
  • These workers lay down pheromone trails, cultivate other insects for use as food sources, and swarm to create new nests. (
  • Cold weather means there are fewer insects to eat while reducing the chances of nesting twice in one summer and increasing the risk of exposure for the young. (
  • Parakeets are not at all fussy when it comes to nesting. (
  • The wild parakeets build large nests on utility poles which creates problems for the companies that deal with the power outages caused by the nests, and must maintain the wires and the poles. (
  • Parakeets display nesting behavior when they are ready for breeding. (
  • Nesting parakeets will often defend their chosen nesting areas aggressively and noisily, which is temporary. (
  • Conclusion】 X. rufipes is socially polymorphic with both solitary and social nests in the same population. (
  • Solitary, but nest in aggregations in above-ground pre-existing holes, natural or artificial. (
  • Nest in the soil, solitary to communal nesters. (
  • Solitary, nest in twigs and stems. (
  • Dig solitary ground nests. (
  • Dear Tiffany, This is the nest of a Mud Dauber , a solitary wasp that builds a nest of mud that is comprised of numerous cells provisioned with paralyzed spiders. (
  • Searching for nest sites and nest building are integral parts of courtship. (
  • A parakeet may display courtship behavior during nesting season. (
  • Behavior such as strutting with tail feathers fanned out, neck feathers up and eyes flashing wildly are forms of courtship behavior that tend to become more frequent and emphasized during nesting time. (
  • Comparison of Nest Defense Behaviors of Goshawks (Accipiter gentilis) " by Marilyn Wright, Risto Tornberg et al. (
  • Though aggressive nest defense has been characterized throughout North America, goshawks in Finland do not show this same behavior. (
  • Our results suggested that goshawks in Montana exhibit more aggressive nest defense behaviors than those in Finland. (
  • Squirrel nests are made of a variety of interwoven material including twigs, bark, fur, feathers, leaves and grass. (
  • Nest is a platform of sticks, lined with finer twigs and sometimes leaves. (
  • The nesting sites and nest substrates of X. rufipes were observed through visual observation and photographing in different regions, and the morphological indexes and the structure and composition of nests of X. rufipes were measured with vernier caliper. (
  • Nesting substrates of X. rufipes were mainly dry woods of spruce, paulownia and cotton wood. (
  • As expected there was more exogenous genotoxic damage in the red-blood cells of incubating female C. mexicanus the more cigarette butts were found in their nest, and much more than in their conspecific males. (
  • Nesting males do not feed as often. (
  • The availability of suitable nesting sites, rather than a paucity of males, seems to be the limiting factor for reproduction. (
  • These will leave the nest to find a mate, the males die and the queens feed as much as possible to build fat reserves for hibernation. (
  • In sand goby (Pomatoschistus minutus) the males are the ones who build the nests. (
  • Bobwhite pairs build their grass or other vegetation-covered scrape nest in a well-camouflaged spot within their tangled habitat. (
  • Often nests in isolated pairs or in very small groups, especially in northern part of range. (
  • Pairs begin nesting by early June. (
  • To test the idea that honey bee swarms may compete for and defend potential nest sites as they search for a new home, we observed pairs of artificial swarms that were house-hunting concurrently. (
  • The fluctuations are anomalous, deviating in a fundamental way from the weaker correlations found in the underlying population distribution indicating the presence of collective behavior, i.e., individual habits may have negligible influence in shaping the patterns of spreading. (
  • From its habits they have drawn phrases and metaphors to describe their own behavior. (
  • Is the Subject Area "Nesting habits" applicable to this article? (
  • According to the recent study, a high number of offspring produced in Finland increased the sizes of nesting populations during the following year among long-distance migrants, but not short-distance migrants. (
  • Even though temperatures in May and early June have not changed significantly over the past few decades, a warming climate could increase the size of nesting populations among northern European songbirds, at least in the short term. (
  • The mother digs and builds a nest of straw and grass, which she lines with hair plucked from her body. (
  • Nest (probably built by female) is open cup of coarse grass, bark strips, roots, and moss, lined with animal hair and moss. (
  • Don't be too tidy in your garden, areas of long grass, log piles and undergrowth can be good bee nest sites. (
  • The edible-nest swiftlet feeds over a range of habitats from coastal areas to the mountains, occurring up to 2,800 metres above sea-level on Sumatra and Borneo. (
  • Thus, fossil and sedimentological evidence from this nesting site provides empirical data on reproductive strategies in early dinosaurs. (
  • Morphology and nesting behavior of Xylocopa rufipes (Hymenoptera: Apidae) [J]. ACTA ENTOMOLOGICA SINICA, 2017, 60(9): 1074-1082. (
  • Beetle larvae that inhabit termite nests present modifications that allow them to cohabitate with the termites. (
  • The adaptations to live in nest environment and functional categories of association of all beetle larvae we have studied, including those not bioluminescent, to termite nests are discussed in this work. (
  • We present here a synthesis of our papers dealing with beetle larvae found inside termite nests in Brazil, Africa (Sudan, Tanzania, Guinea, and Ivory Coast) and Australia, pointing out some aspects not dealt with yet. (
  • We had had the opportunity to study larvae of Elateridae (Tetralobini) from Africa and Australia [ 2 , 3 ] also collected from the inside of termite nests. (
  • it is the result of the luminescent activity of Pyrearinus termitilluminans Costa, 1982 (Elateridae, Agrypninae) larvae, which are found in old nests of Cornitermes cumulans (Kollar in Pohl, 1832) (Termitidae, Nasutitermitinae), one meter or more in height. (
  • They build and maintain the nests, forage for food, feed the queens and developing larvae, and defend the nest. (
  • Our study exemplifies how cavity-nesting animals may compete for and defend suitable nesting sites. (
  • Inside the nest, a thin layer of hardened plant resins (propolis) coats the cavity walls. (
  • The behaviors of post-nesting Caspian Terns (Sterna caspia) at Douglas Lake. (
  • To quantify aggression, we presented nesting goshawks with an owl decoy, a human mannequin, and a live human and recorded their responses to each of the trial conditions. (
  • The level of aggression depended on the number of scouts from each swarm present at the nest box. (
  • In this paper, we develop presence-absence and presence-pseudoabsence models to predict nest occurrence as a function of the topography of the nesting territory. (
  • Nest occurrence data were available for nine uninhabited islets of the Aegean Sea, within which the majority of the global population of Eleanora's Falcon is encountered. (
  • Our findings suggest that the presence of conspecifics together with certain topographic features according to the surface area of the islet being studied can be used to predict nest occurrence on uninhabited islets of the Aegean Sea. (
  • Nesting behaviour refers to an instinct or urge in pregnant animals caused by the increase of estradiol (E2) to prepare a home for the upcoming newborn(s). (
  • Marsupials do not exhibit a nesting instinct per se, because the mother's pouch fulfills the function of housing the newborns. (
  • However, this type of housing disturbs the sows natural instinct to nest build due to lack of space. (
  • Whether you are struck by the nesting instinct or not is no indication of the health of your pregnancy or of whether you're getting close to going into labor. (
  • This is another way that nesting instinct aids in thermoregulation. (
  • In 1996, Pietz and Granfors (2000a) began testing a video surveillance system (hereafter camera system) specifically designed to monitor grassland passerine nests. (
  • Female dogs may show signs of nesting behaviour about one week before they're due that include pacing and building a nest with items from around the house such as blankets, clothing, and stuffed animals. (
  • Check her diet and ty to lay off the high protein foods, as these tend to bring on the nesting urge. (
  • The nesting urge can also surface on a smaller, more practical scale. (
  • Like them, you may feel the urge to get your "nest" ready for your newborn. (
  • Nesting usually peaks in the third trimester, but the urge to clean, organize, and prepare your home can start as early as 5 months along. (
  • The recent changes in marketing and consumer behavior stress the need for understanding the relationship between the brand and consumer behavior in terms of their identity, attachment, culture and societal influence. (
  • One of the recent concepts in consumer behavior that explains the connection between one consumer and other is brand community. (
  • How do you plan for in-person consumer behavior and COVID at the same time? (
  • The number of foundresses within nests was determined by counting the number of foundresses contained within destructively sampled nests and by observation of female adults as they entered or exited nest entrances. (
  • Nest entrances tend to be small, 10 to 40 cm 2 , and at the nest bottom. (
  • Secondary nesters lack the ability to create their own nesting sites and will readily accept secondary housing. (
  • The entrance hole of nests penetrates the wood inclined to the grain (acute angle). (
  • A receptive female follows the male to the entrance of the nest and enters. (
  • A significant part of the data consists of frozen behavior'', i.e. those in which an organism has been preserved while actuallydoing'' something, as contrasted with the interpretations of behavior of an organism deduced from functional morphology, important as the latter may be. (
  • - In this edited collection, 17 internationally known authorities bring together the results of recent research on the natural history, ecology, behavior, morphology, and genetics of wasps as they pertain to the evolution of social behavior. (
  • In Chapter 5 of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, what is the bet about? (
  • The final chapter is a comparative discussion of social behavior in the Sphecidae, the only family of wasps besides the Vespidae in which well-developed social behavior is known. (
  • Here we report on the conditions for maximizing the leakage losses of HOMs in hollow-core nested antiresonant node-less fibers, while preserving low confinement loss for the fundamental mode. (
  • How exactly swans, or any bird for that matter, communicate and coordinate the innate behavior of nest-building is a fascinating subject all by itself. (
  • The Edible-nest Swiftlet ( Aerodramus fuciphagus ), also known as the White-nest Swiftlet, is a small bird of the swift family which is found in South-east Asia . (
  • In Malaysia , "farming" of nests is performed in purpose-built structures or old empty houses with "tweeters" playing recordings of bird calls on the roof to attract swiftlets. (
  • Running Footer: Video-monitoring grassland bird nests-Pietz et al. (
  • Determining fates of grassland bird nests by direct observation generally is not feasible. (
  • I've looked up both insect and bird nests, and I can't seem to find a visual match online. (
  • The term "helper" was coined by Alexander Skutch in 1935 and defined more carefully in 1961 in the avian context as "a bird which assists in the nesting of an individual other than its mate, or feeds or otherwise attends a bird of whatever age which is neither its mate nor its dependent offspring. (
  • They tend to reside close to human civilization because they nest in human structures. (
  • They build nests in residential gardens that some sort of protection. (
  • He is disturbed by much of what he sees - fracking operations with 100-foot-high walls, a large housing development creeping slowly to the west and what appears to be an oil company preparing to build a pipeline near a nest. (
  • i want to build some external nest boxes before winter hits, but i'm having a tough time finding info on building them to an already existing coop. (
  • Usually, this nesting behavior only occurs once a year for a sexually mature parakeet. (
  • In rabbits, nest building occurs towards the last third of pregnancy. (
  • Sometimes, especially early in the incubation process when the weather was mild, the nest would be abandoned for short periods of time while both swans swam and foraged together. (
  • The nests were parasitized by Coleoptera and Diptera . (
  • Squirrels may share some of their nest sites with other squirrels and sometimes have a communal space. (
  • they particularly are attracted to haylofts as nest sites. (
  • An excavation program at the site started in 2006 has yielded multiple in situ egg clutches, documenting the oldest known dinosaurian nesting site, predating other similar sites by more than 100 million years. (
  • Under natural conditions, X. rufipes chose nesting sites in wood girder trusses on old houses and temporary wood sheds, or firewood piles. (
  • The team placed artificial nests resembling those of red-capped plovers at sites one kilometre apart along Stockton Beach near Newcastle on the NSW coast. (
  • La comparaison entre nids du genre Apis indique que certains caractères avancés du nid d' Apis mellifera ont évolué en réponse à l'adoption par cette espèce de cavités d'arbres comme sites de nidification. (
  • According to an article in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, anthropological data shows us that having control over one's environment is a primary feature of preparing for childbirth. (
  • The conclusions drawn from this compilation suggest that both behaviors and coevolved relations appear infrequently, following which there is relative fixity of the relation, i.e., two rates of evolution, very rapid and essentially zero. (
  • Various social, economic, and cultural forces have combined to radically challenge the traditional concept of an empty nest, the scientists said. (
  • and the nest as the locus of social life. (
  • Single gene DISC1 mutants demonstrated a disruption in social cognition and nest-building, altered brain 5-hydroxytryptamine levels and hippocampal ErbB4 expression, and decreased cortical expression of the schizophrenia-associated microRNA miR-29b. (
  • Helpers at the nest is a term used in behavioural ecology and evolutionary biology to describe a social structure in which juveniles and sexually mature adolescents of either one or both sexes remain in association with their parents and help them raise subsequent broods or litters, instead of dispersing and beginning to reproduce themselves. (
  • Identifying behaviors to watch for. (
  • Emphasis was done to the bioluminescent termite nests from Central Brazil and for this reason general aspects of the bioluminescence related to the elaterid fireflies were also given. (
  • In many cases the termite nest seems to constitute the main or the only place where these beetles can develop. (
  • The phenomenon of "nesting," or obsessively housekeeping during the last weeks of pregnancy, is a commonly discussed topic for new parents. (
  • Unusual fatty acids in the fat body of the early nesting bumblebee, Bombus pratorum. (
  • They have excellent vision but their night vision is poor, which helps explain their diurnal behavior. (
  • Stratigraphic position of the nesting site within the uppermost (Early Jurassic) part of the Karoo Supergroup ( A ) and the upper Elliot Formation ( B ), respectively. (
  • It contains a compilation of the data dealing with the known stratigraphic ranges of varied behaviors, chiefly animal with a few plant and fungal, and coevolved relations. (
  • There's scientific evidence of the correlation between stress and ritualization, or redundant, repetitive behaviors like washing dishes or scrubbing counters. (
  • A hen who is feeling the hormonal surge of the mating season may start searching for nesting places outside the cage, if she is allowed free-flight in a room. (