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dc.contributor.authorSheard, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorStreet, Sally E
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Caitlin
dc.contributor.authorLala, Kevin N
dc.contributor.authorHealy, Susan D
dc.contributor.authorSugasawa, Shoko
dc.date.accessioned2023-07-27T16:30:06Z
dc.date.available2023-07-27T16:30:06Z
dc.date.issued2023-08-28
dc.identifier291258382
dc.identifier7ad7d51e-a158-440b-ba88-714f04153af2
dc.identifier37427471
dc.identifier85164183332
dc.identifier.citationSheard , C , Street , S E , Evans , C , Lala , K N , Healy , S D & Sugasawa , S 2023 , ' Beak shape and nest material use in birds ' , Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences , vol. 378 , no. 1884 , 20220147 . https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2022.0147en
dc.identifier.issn0962-8436
dc.identifier.otherJisc: 1226276
dc.identifier.otherpmc: PMC10331908
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-2457-0900/work/139554818
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-8059-4480/work/139555050
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10023/28050
dc.descriptionFunding: This work was supported by a BBSRC Discovery Fellowship (grant no. BB/S01019X/1); the John Templeton Foundation (grant no. 60501); and the European Research Council (grant no. 788203).en
dc.description.abstractThe evolution of behaviour can both influence, and be influenced by, morphology. Recent advances in methods and data availability have facilitated broad-scale investigations of physical form and behavioural function in many contexts, but the relationship between animal morphology and object manipulation-particularly objects used in construction-remains largely unknown. Here, we employ a new global database of nest materials used by 5924 species of birds together with phylogenetically informed random forest models to evaluate the link between beak shape and these nest-building materials. We find that beak morphology, together with species diet and access to materials, can predict nest-material use above chance and with high accuracy (68-97%). Much of this relationship, however, is driven by phylogenetic signal and sampling biases. We therefore conclude that while variation in nest material use is linked with that of beak shape across bird species, these correlations are modulated by the ecological context and evolutionary history of these species.
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dc.format.extent1287235
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciencesen
dc.subjectMorphologyen
dc.subjectBehaviouren
dc.subjectBird nestsen
dc.subjectConstructionen
dc.subjectObject manipulationen
dc.subjectForm-function coevolutionen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.subjectDASen
dc.subjectMCCen
dc.subject.lccQH301en
dc.titleBeak shape and nest material use in birdsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorBBSRCen
dc.contributor.sponsorJohn Templeton Foundationen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Biological Diversityen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Scottish Oceans Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciencesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Social Learning & Cognitive Evolutionen
dc.identifier.doi10.1098/rstb.2022.0147
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.identifier.grantnumberBB/S01019X/1en
dc.identifier.grantnumber60501en


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