|To:||Geoffrey Dabb <>|
|Subject:||MFF with a difference - Tallagandra Lanem Sutton|
|From:||martin butterfield <>|
|Date:||Sat, 21 May 2011 17:51:56 +1000|
According to the version I have accessed http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixed-species_foraging_flock was last updated on 29 April 2011 so it is possibly not that out of date. Its content is however very dense and I couldn't really make much sense of it. This may be because I am averse to terms such as "Nine-primaried oscines" or possibly because it seemed to be heavily focussed on the tropics.
I wonder whether what we term "mixed feeding flocks " are not more like (quoting from that Wikipedia article) " feeding aggregations, which are congregations of several species of bird at areas of locally high food availability." Googling the "feeding aggregations" term gave little of relevance to this discussion.
I googled ‘’Mixed-species foraging flock’’ and the most commonly cited "scholarly" article was http://www.jstor.org/pss/1942443 from 1969. As with most scholarly articles it is not available to mortals outside the gleaming halls of academe (unless one pays an exorbitant fee) but hopefully the abstract will give the idea.
On Sat, May 21, 2011 at 5:26 PM, Geoffrey Dabb <> wrote:
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