Authors
  • Shutler, Dave
  • Weatherhead, Patrick J.
Universities

Summary

Movements of nonterritorial ("floater") male red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus) were monitored to test the hypothesis that floaters enhance their chances for territory acquisition by becoming familiar with a specific area, i.e., by restricting their geographical movements and monitoring only a few occupied territories.

Methodology

Birds were caught in feed traps, banded

Location