defence. We discuss the importance of dispersal costs versus adaptive flexibility in reproductive investment in shaping these differences in nest-defence behaviour between dispersing and non-dispersing individuals. Irrespective of the underlying mechanisms, our study emphasizes the importance of
accounting for environmental effects when comparing traits between dispersing and non-dispersing individuals, and in turn assessing the costs and benefits of dispersal.
- anti-predator behaviour
- parental care
- habitat quality
- Ficedula albicollis
Data from: Food supplementation mitigates dispersal-dependent differences in nest defence in a passerine bird.
Récapet, C. (Creator), Daniel, G. (Creator), Bize, P. (Creator) & Doligez, B. (Creator), Dryad Digital Repository, 1 Apr 2016