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dc.contributor.authorCook, James B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDorer, Heatheren_US
dc.contributor.authorMarcarello, Alexisen_US
dc.contributor.authorWenger, Jakeen_US
dc.coverage.spatialUMBS Campusen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-14T22:28:17Z
dc.date.available2007-06-14T22:28:17Z
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54585
dc.description.abstractCompetition over potentially limiting resources found in nectar may be equal in importance to the nutrients themselves. Even abundant resources are useless to any organism who is unable to successfully compete for them. Accordingly, in this study, we ask if and how competition affects the feeding behavior of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Specifically, we were interested in determining if competition between Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and with the Northern Oriole affected feeding rates. Additionally, we asked if the different protein concentrations found in nectar would effect the feeding behavior of hummingbirds. Our results strongly suggested that competition affected Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding behavior. We found intraspecific competition to be greater for Ruby-throats than interspecific competition. These results further illustrate the highly territorial and aggressive nature of hummingbirds as noted by Greenewalt (1960).en_US
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dc.subjectGeneral Ecologyen_US
dc.titleA study of nectar components and competition on the feeding behavior of Archilochus colubris, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird.en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelNatural Resource and Environmenten_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumBiological Station, University of Michiganen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
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dc.owningcollnameBiological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)


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