Kleptoparasitism in gulls Laridae at an urban and a coastal foraging environment: an assessment of ecological predictors

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Spencer, R., Russell, Y., Dickins, B. and Dickins, T. 2017. Kleptoparasitism in gulls Laridae at an urban and a coastal foraging environment: an assessment of ecological predictors. Bird Study. 64 (1), pp. 12-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/00063657.2016.1249821
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TitleKleptoparasitism in gulls Laridae at an urban and a coastal foraging environment: an assessment of ecological predictors
AuthorsSpencer, R., Russell, Y., Dickins, B. and Dickins, T.
Abstract

Capsule: Kleptoparasitism in gulls occurred at a greater rate at an urban compared with a coastal site. Population density and prey size predicted the rate of kleptoparasitism at the urban site.
Aims: To investigate and assess the ecological variables associated with kleptoparasitism among gulls at urban and rural sites.
Methods: Field observations were conducted at Brancaster (coastal rural) and Billingsgate Market (urban) to examine differences in the rate of kleptoparasitism in mixed-species flocks of gulls. Four key variables (prey size, population density, season and species) were assessed as predictors of kleptoparasitism.
Results: Generalized linear models revealed significant effects on kleptoparasitism rate of site, population density and prey size, and two-way interactions between these main terms. Population density and prey size differed significantly between sites, but population density appeared to predict the rate of kleptoparasitism.
Conclusion: Kleptoparasitism may well aid invasion and increase the range of environments a gull can tolerate by helping them meet their energy needs in novel environments where normal foraging behaviours are difficult to implement.

Research GroupBehavioural Biology group
LanguageEnglish
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
JournalBird Study
ISSN0006-3657
Electronic1944-6705
Publication dates
Online01 Nov 2016
Print02 Jan 2017
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Deposited03 Apr 2017
Accepted14 Oct 2016
Output statusPublished
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Bird Study on 01/11/2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00063657.2016.1249821

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/00063657.2016.1249821
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Russell, Y. and Gobet, F. 2012. Sinuosity and the affect grid: a method for adjusting repeated mood scores. Perceptual and Motor Skills. 114 (1), pp. 125-136. https://doi.org/10.2466/03.28.PMS.114.1.125-136
Euphoria versus dysphoria: differential cognitive roles in religion?
Russell, Y., Dunbar, R. and Gobet, F. 2011. Euphoria versus dysphoria: differential cognitive roles in religion? in: Masmoudi, S., Dai, D. and Naceur, A. (ed.) Attention, Representation, and Human Performance: Integration of Cognition, Emotion, and Motivation Psychology Press. pp. 147-165
Prehistoric stone tools, chess expertise, and cognitive evolution: an experiment about recognizing features in flint debitage
Russell, Y. 2011. Prehistoric stone tools, chess expertise, and cognitive evolution: an experiment about recognizing features in flint debitage. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology. 9 (3), pp. 249-269. https://doi.org/10.1556/JEP.9.2011.3.3
Third-party grooming in a captive chimpanzee group
Russell, Y. 2010. Third-party grooming in a captive chimpanzee group. Primates. 51 (1), pp. 79-82. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10329-009-0158-x
Changes in art: market forces or evolution? A response to Colin Martindale
Dickins, T. 2009. Changes in art: market forces or evolution? A response to Colin Martindale. Empirical Studies of the Arts. 27 (2), pp. 159-165. https://doi.org/10.2190/EM.27.2.g
Image scoring in great apes
Russell, Y., Call, J. and Dunbar, R. 2008. Image scoring in great apes. Behavioural Processes. 78 (1), pp. 108-111. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2007.10.009