Digestive bottleneck affects foraging decisions in red knots Calidris canutus. I. Prey choice

Red Knot (Calidris canutus) Science Article 14


Rate-maximizing foragers that only divide their time between searching and handling prey should, according to the classical contingency model (CM), only select those prey whose energy content per unit handling time (i.e. profitability) exceeds or equals long-term average energy intake rate. However, if digestively constrained foragers were to follow this so-called

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