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Systematic patterns of foraging for nectar by Amakihi (Loxops virens)
|Title:||Systematic patterns of foraging for nectar by Amakihi (Loxops virens)|
|Authors:||Kamil, Alan C.|
|LC Subject Headings:||Honey-creepers -- Behavior.|
|Issue Date:||Jul 1975|
|Publisher:||Island Ecosystems IRP, U.S. International Biological Program|
|Citation:||Kamil AC. 1975. Systematic patterns of foraging for nectar by Amakihi (Loxops virens). Honolulu (HI): Island Ecosystems IRP, U.S. International Biological Program. International Biological Program Technical Report, 68. 17 pages.|
|Series/Report no.:||International Biological Program Technical Report|
|Abstract:||The visits of color-banded, territorial Amakihi to marked clusters of mamane bloom were recorded. The results indicated the existence of three systematic patterns in foraging behavior: (1) Amakihi avoid revisiting flower clusters they have recently visited; (2) when revisits do occur, they tend to be temporally spaced so as to allow time for nectar replenishment; (3) at least in some cases, the male and female Amakihi do not feed randomly with respect to each other, but rather a portion of the territory is utilized only by the female. Each of these characteristics of Amakihi foraging for nectar probably increases the foraging efficiency of the birds.|
|Description:||Reports were scanned in black and white at a resolution of 600 dots per inch and were converted to text using Adobe Paper Capture Plug-in.|
|Sponsor:||This study was supported by NSF Grants GB-30501 and GB-23230, Island Ecosystems, IRP/IBP.|
|Rights:||CC0 1.0 Universal|
|Appears in Collections:||International Biological Program Technical Reports (1970-1975)|
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