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Behavioural and physiological responses of naïve European rabbits to predator odour

Behavioural and physiological responses of naïve European rabbits to predator odour,10.1016/j.anbehav.2004.12.019,Animal Behaviour,Raquel Monclús,Heik

Behavioural and physiological responses of naïve European rabbits to predator odour   (Citations: 26)
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Journal: Animal Behaviour - ANIM BEHAV , vol. 70, no. 4, pp. 753-761, 2005
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    • ...First, they emphasize that individuals are selected to exploit any available information sources when making risk-sensitive decisions, whether incidental features of companions and the environment (Blumstein et al. 2004; Monclus et al. 2005), or actively broadcast signals, either conspecific (Manser et al .2 002) or heterospecific (Rainey et al. 2004; Magrath et al. 2007; Muller & Manser 2008)...

    M. B. V. Bellet al. The value of constant surveillance in a risky environment

    • ...Predator odors also caused increased vigilance and wariness in both laboratory-reared European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) tested in outdoor enclosures (Monclus et al. 2005) and wild-caught bank voles (C. glareolus) tested in laboratory arenas (Jedrzewski et al. 1993)...

    M. Elsbeth McPheeet al. Male golden hamsters ( Mesocricetus auratus ) are more reactive than f...

    • ...Use of specific predator odour cues may be particularlyimportantformammalsthathaveawell-developed chemical sense,such as those that are mainly nocturnal or live in physically complex habitats (Monclus et al. 2005)...
    • ...To eliminate the confounding effects of scent and taste being integrally linked (Chabot et al. 1996), scent (four cotton wool swabs) was placed on a separate dish to food (Jones & Dayan 2000; Monclus et al. 2005)...
    • ...number of thirds crossed) (Kats & Dill 1998; Monclus et al. 2005)...
    • ...Using two examples of singular behavioural measures in this study (apple consumption and activity, commonly used to assess preyresponsetopredationrisk(Kats&Dill1998;Jones & Dayan 2000; Blumstein et al. 2002; Monclus et al. 2005)) indicated that there was no differential behavioural response of R. l. velutinus to native or introduced predators.The conclusion from these results would be that R. l. velutinus do not respond to ...

    JOANNE MCEVOYet al. Know thy enemy: Behavioural response of a native mammal ( Rattus lutre...

    • ...However, a high intra-individual variation in these responses was apparent [41,42]...
    • ...physiological responses to the predator odor test (Table 1). In a recentstudy,ithadbeenshownbyusthatEuropeanrabbitsrespond to the presence of fox odor by an increase in scanning behavior and also by an increase in their serum corticosterone levels[41,42].The 25focalanimalsforourevaluationtestwerealsotrappedinthefield enclosures, however, they were not subjected to observational studies during their early juvenile period...

    Heiko G. Rödelet al. Behavioral styles in European rabbits: Social interactions and respons...

    • ...Antipredator behaviour includes foraging decisions (Sih 1980), microhabitat shifts (Milinski and Heller 1978; Werner et al. 1983) and activity shifts (Abramsky et al. 1996)...

    Hannu Ylönenet al. Is the antipredatory response in behaviour reflected in stress measure...

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