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Factors affecting sleep/vigilance behaviour in incubating mallards

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    0358876 - UBO-W 2011 RIV US eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Javůrková, V. - Hořák, D. - Kreisinger, J. - Klvaňa, P. - Albrecht, Tomáš
    Factors affecting sleep/vigilance behaviour in incubating mallards.
    Ethology. Roč. 117, č. 4 (2011), s. 345-355 ISSN 0179-1613
    Grant CEP: GA AV ČR KJB601110803; GA MŠk LC06073
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z60930519
    Klíčová slova: mallard * vigilance * antipredation behaviour * incubation
    Kód oboru RIV: EG - Zoologie
    Impakt faktor: 2.008, rok: 2011

    Vigilance is a behavioural tactic that allows individuals to assess predation risk. In contrast, sleep is behavioural state with energy-saving function, but increasing susceptibility to predation. Sleeping birds resolve this conflict by interrupting sleep with short periods of eye opening (termed 'scans') during vigilant sleep. Here, we investigated the influence of nest vegetation concealment, time of day and sleeping postures on the sleep/vigilance trade-off in incubating Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos). We found that incubating females increased their vigilance with increasing nest vegetation cover facing the vigilant eye during both the day and the night periods; however, mean nest vegetation concealment did not affect female vigilance. Our data show that the nest vegetation concealment regardless of visual abilities during different light conditions, time of day and sleeping posture play an underlying role in antipredator vigilance during sleep in this cryptic ground-nesting bird.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0196792