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The height of approaching humans does not affect flight-initiation distance

Van Dongen, Wouter F.D., McLeod, Emily M., Mulder, Raoul A, Weston, Michael A. and Guay, Patrick-Jean 2015, The height of approaching humans does not affect flight-initiation distance, Bird study: the science of pure and applied orinthology, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 285-288, doi: 10.1080/00063657.2015.1026309.

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Title The height of approaching humans does not affect flight-initiation distance
Author(s) Van Dongen, Wouter F.D.
McLeod, Emily M.
Mulder, Raoul A
Weston, Michael A.ORCID iD for Weston, Michael A. orcid.org/0000-0002-8717-0410
Guay, Patrick-Jean
Journal name Bird study: the science of pure and applied orinthology
Volume number 62
Issue number 2
Start page 285
End page 288
Total pages 4
Publisher British Trust for Ornithology
Place of publication Oxford, Eng.
Publication date 2015-01-01
ISSN 0006-3657
1944-6705
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Ornithology
Zoology
BUFFER-ZONE DISTANCES
PERSONAL WATERCRAFT
LOAFING WATERBIRDS
HUMAN DISTURBANCE
PREDATOR SIZE
BLACK SWANS
BIRDS
RESPONSES
BEHAVIOR
URBAN
Summary Capsule Responses of animals to anthropogenic disturbances are often quantified using flight-initiation distance, the distance at which an animal flees a stimulus such as a person. We showed that the height of 20 researchers, selected to represent a diversity of heights, did not affect estimates of flight-initiation distance of Black Swans Cygnus atratus, suggesting that the height of humans used to test hypotheses of flight-initiation distances is not a confounding variable.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/00063657.2015.1026309
Field of Research 060201 Behavioural Ecology
Socio Economic Objective 960807 Fresh
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, British Trust for Ornithology
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30072818

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