Daily and seasonal activity patterns of partially migratory and nonmigratory subspecies of the Australian silvereye, Zosterops lateralis, in captivity

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dc.contributor.author Funnell, JR
dc.contributor.author Munro, UH
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-07T06:20:01Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Ethology, 2010, 28 (3), pp. 471 - 482
dc.identifier.issn 0289-0771
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/13233
dc.description.abstract We recorded the locomotor activity of the partially migratory Tasmanian silvereye, Zosterops l. lateralis, and the nonmigratory mainland silvereye, Z. l. familiaris, continuously over 17 and 15 months, respectively, to identify daily and seasonal patterns. While graphing the data showed several trends, statistical analysis did not reveal a significant difference between subspecies, making this study mainly descriptive in nature. The lack of statistical differentiation was possibly due to the low number of study animals and similarities between them. During the first year in captivity, the Tasmanian birds displayed heightened activity during the migratory periods, which was most likely migratory restlessness. The Tasmanian birds did not show any nocturnal activity as in previous laboratory and field studies, rather their activity patterns were similar to those of diurnal migrants, possibly reflecting the temporally variable nature of their migration. Although the Tasmanian birds displayed higher overall activity levels than the mainland birds during the first year in captivity, the activity patterns were similar between the subspecies. Captivity appeared to influence the activity of both subspecies in the second year of the study; following the onset of molt, neither subspecies regained the activity levels of the previous year, nor did activity follow the same pattern. Possible reasons (e.g., prevention of breeding) for this are discussed. This is the most detailed study to date on the daily and seasonal activity patterns of an Australian bird in captivity.
dc.publisher Springer Japan
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1007/s10164-010-0210-8
dc.title Daily and seasonal activity patterns of partially migratory and nonmigratory subspecies of the Australian silvereye, Zosterops lateralis, in captivity
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Ethology
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 28
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Tokyo, Japan en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 471 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 482 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Environmental Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0608 Zoology
dc.personcode 960091
dc.personcode 990033
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Zoology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Silvereye - Zosterops lateralis - Locomotor activity - Migratory restlessness - Daily activity - Seasonal activity
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
pubs.consider-herdc true
utslib.collection.history School of the Environment (ID: 344)
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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