Dr Andy Radford - Cooperation and conflict in social birds
The Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour seminar series. All welcome.
|A Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour seminar
|26 February 2016
|14:00 to 15:00
|Washington Singer 105
Groups of cooperative breeders are hotbeds of cooperation and conflict. In the first half of this talk, I will describe fieldwork on a habituated population of pied babblers examining how sentinels and foragers utilise vocalisations to optimise their behaviour. I will show how (a) foragers use the calls of sentinels to detect their presence and height, as well as the current level of risk, and thus maximise their foraging success; and (b) sentinels use the calls of foragers to minimise the cost of a cooperative act. In the second half of the talk, I will describe work on a wild population of green woodhoopoes that investigates the lasting impacts of between-group conflict on within-group behaviour. I will demonstrate how interactions with rival groups influence post-conflict affiliation between group members, resource use and consensus decision-making.
Dr Andy Radford (University of Bristol), will be giving a seminar with the title 'Cooperation and conflict in social birds '.
The CRAB seminar series is organised by Elisa Frasnelli (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Allopreening (van Rooyen)
Washington Singer 105