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On territorial behavior and other factors influencing habitat distribution in birds
Fretwell, S.D.; Lucas Jr., H.L. (1969). On territorial behavior and other factors influencing habitat distribution in birds. Acta Biotheor. 19(1): 16-36
In: Acta Biotheoretica. Springer: Leiden. ISSN 0001-5342, more
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  • Fretwell, S.D.
  • Lucas Jr., H.L.

Abstract
    This example is provided so that non-theorists may see actual applications of the theory previously described. This study considered directly some of the components of Field Sparrow breeding success as a measure of habitat suitability, and found these to vary in a way which was inconsistent with hypotheses that territorial behavior either cues, or limits density. This study provides a valid example of how the problem can be approached and offers a first step in the eventual identification of the role of territorial behavior in the habitat distribution of a common species.

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