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Intake rates and food supply in migrating and wintering shorebirds
Goss-Custard, J.D. (1984). Intake rates and food supply in migrating and wintering shorebirds, in: Burger, J. et al. (Ed.) Shorebirds: migration and foraging behavior. Behavior of Marine Animals: Current Perspectives in Research, 6: pp. 233-270
In: Burger, J.; Olla, B.L. (Ed.) (1984). Shorebirds: migration and foraging behavior. Behavior of marine animals: current perspectives in research, 6. Plenium Press: New York. ISBN 0-306-41591-7. xiv, 329 pp., more
In: Winn, H.E.; Olla, B.L. Behavior of Marine Animals: Current Perspectives in Research. Plenum Press: New York, more

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Keywords
    Feeding behaviour; Food availability; Food consumption; Ingestion; Marine birds; Migrations; Winter; Marine

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  • Goss-Custard, J.D.

Abstract
    This chapter reviews the many factors that, by affecting the density of available prey and the birds' response to it, seem to determine intake rate. Some conclusions on the relevance of these findings to studies of individual adaptation and population size are then drawn.

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