The influence of food availability and competition on the use of a feeding site by Herring GullsLarus argentatus

Monaghan, P., Metcalfe, N. B. and Hansell, M. H. (1986) The influence of food availability and competition on the use of a feeding site by Herring GullsLarus argentatus. Bird Study, 33(2), pp. 87-90. (doi:10.1080/00063658609476901)

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Abstract

The feeding distribution of adult and juvenile Herring Gulls at a refuse tip was studied in relation to both spatial and temporal variations in food quality and quantity. The numbers and time of arrival of the gulls at the tip varied in relation to the amount of available food. The extent to which juveniles fed on the high and low quality food patches was related to the degree of competition from adults.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Metcalfe, Professor Neil and Hansell, Professor Michael
Authors: Monaghan, P., Metcalfe, N. B., and Hansell, M. H.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Bird Study
Publisher:Taylor & Francis Ltd.
ISSN:0006-3657
ISSN (Online):1944-6705

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