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Does size matter? The relationship between body size and grooming time in birds

Semester: Spring 2024


Presentation description

Grooming behavior is widespread among animals. Grooming takes time and energy away from other activities, such as foraging and reproduction; however, devoting too little time to grooming is also costly. The optimum amount of time an animal grooms may be influenced by body size. I used focal behavior sampling to measure the relative time budgets of 24 captive bird species, comprising 12 phylogenetically independent species pairs of varying body sizes.

Presenter Name: Nicole Amedee

Presentation Type: Poster
Presentation Format: In Person
Presentation #C15
College: Science
School / Department: Biological Sciences
Research Mentor: Dale Clayton
Date | Time: Tuesday, Apr 9th | 1:00 PM