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Observations of feeding chase behaviour, attendance patterns and foraging trip durations of adults to determine the function of feeding chase behaviour in adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae)
Entry ID: K063_2004_2006_NZ_1

Abstract: Adelie penguins exhibit a unique form of behaviour known as the feeding chase, whereby a parent is chased by its creche aged chicks before feeding them. The brood reduction hypothesis proposes that feeding chases lead to preferential feeding of one chick when food is scarce. The contradictory brood maximisation hypothesis suggest feeding chases serve to distribute food evenly amongst chicks ... View entire text
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Start Date: 2005-01-16
Stop Date: 2005-01-24

Start Date: 2006-01-16
Stop Date: 2006-01-26
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