Effects of age on foraging behavior in two closely related albatross species

Foraging performance is widely hypothesized to play a key role in shaping age-specific demographic rates in wild populations, yet the underlying behavioral changes are poorly understood. Seabirds are among the longest-lived vertebrates, and demonstrate extensive age-related variation in survival, breeding frequency and success. The breeding season is a particularly critical phase during the annual cycle, but it remains unclear whether differences in experience or physiological condition related to age interact with the changing degree of the central-place constraint in shaping foraging patterns in time and space.

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Published
Author(s):
Authors: Frankish, Caitlin ORCIDORCID record for Caitlin Frankish, Manica, Andrea, Phillips, Richard A

On this site: Caitlin Frankish, Richard Phillips
Date:
7 February, 2020
Journal/Source:
Movement Ecology / 8
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1186/s40462-020-0194-0