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dc.contributor.authorSugasawa, Shoko
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Sophie Christina
dc.contributor.authorStanforth, Rowan
dc.contributor.authorBruton, Emily
dc.contributor.authorHansell, Mike
dc.contributor.authorReilly, Maggie
dc.contributor.authorHealy, Susan D.
dc.identifier.citationSugasawa , S , Edwards , S C , Stanforth , R , Bruton , E , Hansell , M , Reilly , M & Healy , S D 2021 , ' A non-destructive approach to collect nest material data using photographs ' , Ibis , vol. Early View .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 273768151
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 09e454b8-6f2d-450b-a7cb-7bff46221155
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-4452-1177/work/92371908
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-6413-6033/work/92371950
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-8059-4480/work/92372236
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85105131170
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000647401900001
dc.descriptionFunding: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Grant Number(s): H28/1018); Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (Grant Number(s): BB/S01019X/1, EASTBIO scholarship).en
dc.description.abstractThe materials that birds use to build their nests have a profound effect on nest quality and consequently on the builder’s reproductive success. Given that the common method to quantify nest materials by dismantling nests takes time and limits study species, we developed a non‐destructive and much quicker method for quantifying nest materials using nest photographs. Using our photographic method, the proportions of the main materials in 45 Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus and 20 Dartford Warbler Sylvia undata nests, including grass, heather, and moss, matched those found by dismantling the nests, while the proportions of rarer animal‐derived materials differed between the two methods. Provided that there is an initial calibration with the dismantling method, the photographic method offers the two key advantages: the reduction in time it takes to quantify the major components of nests, and the application to previously inaccessible data including museum collections. Together, these advantages encourage further study of nesting materials and enable a better understanding of avian nest diversification.
dc.rightsCopyright © 2021 The Authors. Ibis published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of British Ornithologists' Union. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.subjectImage analysisen
dc.subjectNon-invasive methoden
dc.subjectCyanistes caeruleusen
dc.subjectSylvia undataen
dc.subjectQL Zoologyen
dc.titleA non-destructive approach to collect nest material data using photographsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Biological Diversityen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Social Learning & Cognitive Evolutionen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciencesen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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