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Comparative foraging efficiency of adult and immature little blue herons (Florida caerulea)

Recher, H.F. and Recher, J.A. (1969) Comparative foraging efficiency of adult and immature little blue herons (Florida caerulea). Animal Behaviour, 17 . pp. 320-322.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0003-3472(69)90017-7
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Abstract

Juvenile little blue herons (Florida caerulea) miss prey more frequently and capture less food per minute foraging than do adults. The inefficiency of juveniles in capturing prey is an adequate explanation for the deferment of reproduction beyond the time when the birds might first be expected to breed.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Academic Press
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/28433
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