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By Donald S. Farner

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ISBN-13: 9780122494086

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Taylor, 1962; Reid, 1964; Eklund, 1964; Penney, 1968; Tenaza, 1971), Cattle Egrets (Bubulcus ibis) (Siegfried, 1972), American White Pelicans (Schaller, 1964; but see also Knopf, 1979), Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) (Siegel-Causey and Hunt, 1981), Black-headed Gulls (Patterson, 1965), Black-legged Kittiwakes (Andersson, 1976), Sooty Terns (Feare, 1976), caciques (Feekes, 1981), Pinyon Jays (Balda and Bateman, 1971), and Fieldfares (Wiklund, 1982). Central nests recruit larger numbers of birds to mobbing episodes than peripheral nests in Bank Swallows, but the relative rate of prédation loss in these nests is unknown (Hoogland and Sherman, 1976; see also Emlen, 1971).

G. B. Brown, 1980; Wenzel, 1980), through network foraging, and by means of remarkably accurate solar, magnetic, and possibly stellar navigation mechanisms (Matthews, 1968; Southern, 1980). Coloni­ ality can be advantageous as a means of information transfer only to the extent that it increases food-finding success above and beyond the success that is possible by means of other available mechanisms alone. The importance or frequency of information transfer at central colony sites is not known with any real assurance.

If that is done, the calculations show that perpetrators can never gain in relative fitness through such behaviors. Hence, indiscriminate chick killing cannot be explained by Pierottis (1980) hypothesis unless chick killing is selectively directed at individuals who lack the behavior themselves and then only if the cost to the perpetrator is very low. Since there is presently no evidence for the existence of such selectivity, Pierotti's (1980) hypothesis appears unlikely. Facultative chick killing that is perpetrated by individuals only after they have lost their own 1.

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