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Spacing behavior of nonbreeding shorebirds
Myers, J.P. (1984). Spacing behavior of nonbreeding shorebirds, in: Burger, J. et al. (Ed.) Shorebirds: migration and foraging behavior. Behavior of Marine Animals: Current Perspectives in Research, 6: pp. 271-321
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
    Behavior; Marine birds; Spatial distribution; Marine

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  • Myers, J.P.

Abstract
    In this chapter the author reviews what we know, assume, and hypothesize about the first three levels of spacing in nonbreeding shorebirds. He concentrates on evidence from shorebirds because it is useful to ask within a single, well-studied taxonomic group, where we stand in linking data and theory. His approach is to dissect each behavioral axis and its explanatory hypothesis into their basic components and underlying logic. The goal is to lay bare what can and cannot be shown empirically about shorebird winter spacing behavior and its ecological control.

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