The feeding from edge towards inner part in soybean plot in rufous turtle dove,Streptopellia orientalis (Latham) and the estimation of passing rate of the flock

Oriental Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientalis) Science Article 1


Rufous turtle dove,Streptopelia orientalis, coming to the soybean field entered it from the outer part to eat soybean cotyledons. As a result, the injured plants extended from the outer to inner parts in the field. A model expressing these behaviours was constructed here, by assuming that the amount of food birds can eat in one block determines whether they stay there or move into neighbour block.

Nakamura, K. and S. Matsuoka, Res. Pop. Ecol 29:45-55.

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