|he different use of an urban and rural habitat by wintering and resident song sparrows (Melospiza melodia) : a case study from western North Carolina
||Differences in environments have the potential to affect the behaviors of animals within these areas. In comparison to rural environments, urban environments provide a warmer microhabitat, different predation risk levels, more anthropogenic food oppo...
|Correlates of aggression : the interplay between boldness, testosterone, and territoriality in male song sparrows, Melospiz melodia, in urban and rural habitats
||Animals colonizing urban habitats are often noticeably bold in the presence of
humans, and such boldness is typically thought to arise as urban individuals habituate to
the repeated presence of humans. However, recent studies in animal behavior sug...
|An examination of the influence of social information on territory selection by a partially migratory population of song sparrows (Melospiza melodia)
||Territory selection can greatly affect a species’ ecology, from density to interactions
among individuals. Previously, habitat quality was found to be one of the driving forces
in territory selection. However, the use of social information received...
|Correlation between boldness and aggression of urban and rural song sparrows
||A behavioral syndrome is the term used to describe suites of correlated behaviors in animals. One behavioral syndrome that has been the focus of many studies is the correlation of aggressive and bold behaviors. Previous studies in song sparrows have ...
|Identifying the role of selection in the expression of aggressive phenotypes in song sparrows, Melospiza melodia
||Evolutionary theory predicts that selection should minimize variation inbehavioral traits if they are associated with reproductive success. Yet, some behavioraltraits, such as territorial aggression, show high levels of variation. Selection may play ...
|Golden-winged warblers (Vermivora chrysoptera) of the Southern Appalachians : behavior, ecology, and conservation of a declining neotropical migrant songbird
||Research on the Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera), a Neotropical migrantsongbird that has experienced steady population declines over the past forty years, has generallyfocused on determining habitat requirements for the species, as well ...
|Effect of biogenic amines on decision-making behavior in the southern devil scorpion (Vaejovis Carolinianus)
||Chemical cues play an important role in an organism’s assessment of their environmentand resulting decision-making behavior. Examples include kairomones, which prey species useto gather information about the predator species that produce them. Vaejov...