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Pulses of anthropogenic food availability appear to benefit parents, but compromise nestling growth in urban Red-winged Starlings: dataset

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posted on 13.09.2021, 13:59 by Sarah Catto, Petra SumasgutnerPetra Sumasgutner, Arjun AmarArjun Amar, Robert Thomson, Susan CunninghamSusan Cunningham
Dataset associated with the publication "Pulses of anthropogenic food availability appear to benefit parents, but compromise nestling growth in urban Red-winged Starlings" in the journal Oecologia.

Includes data on UCT-resident Red-winged Starling adult foraging behaviour and diet, nestling provisioning rates and diet, nestling mass and structural size and adult body mass changes in relation to fluctuating human presence on UCT's upper campus. Most data were collected in 2017, some nestling data from 2018.


Funding

DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence at the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology

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FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town