|To:||Hugo Phillipps <>|
|Subject:||Re: Yellow wader watch|
|From:||"Merrilyn Serong" <>|
|Date:||Wed, 23 Sep 1998 23:21:29 -0700|
Hugo Phillipps wrote:
My concern is whether the yellow colour will make the birds more obvious to predators.
Some studies of animals in the past have shown that marked individuals are more likely to
One of the benefits of flying in a flock of similar looking birds, or running in a herd of similar animals,
is that predators find it difficult to single out an individual, and may become confused by all the moving bodies.
A single brightly marked individual may be easy to focus on and catch.
I wonder if any observations of predation were made last time birds were marked like this.
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