Some Causes of the Variable Shape of Flocks of Birds
K. Hemelrijk, Charlotte
- Publisher: Figshare
Genetics | Neuroscience | Ecology | restriction | Variable Shape | site | flock size | starling | dawn | speed | member | rock doves | adaptive value | interaction | flock shape | proportion | StarDisplay | contrast | variability | shape increases | Birds Flocks | understanding | hypothesis | flock turnings | model | individuals roll | testable hypotheses | self-organisation | expectation | predation | hypothesise | context | pattern | wheeling | movement behaviour | display | Causes | Sturnus vulgaris
<div><p>Flocks of birds are highly variable in shape in all contexts (while travelling, avoiding predation, wheeling above the roost). Particularly amazing in this respect are the aerial displays of huge flocks of starlings (<i>Sturnus vulgaris</i>) above the sleeping s...