Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Defense Strategies in Birds of Charadriidae Family

Defense Strategies in Birds of Charadriidae Family Defensive strategies are unique features of animals with aid of which they guard themselves against predators or any other potential risks. Birds among the animal kingdom display the most varied forms of antipredatory or defense approaches such as antipredatory adaptations namely, camouflage, acoustic communication, distraction displays, vigilance, communal defense, defensive regurgitation, aggression and escape behaviour. Ground nesting birds of Charadriidae family dwell in open areas which makes them and their young ones reasonably prone to predation. Therefore, Charadriids particularly, plovers and lapwings have evolved remarkable defensive antipredatory adaptations. In the present review, the diverse protective strategies of Charadriids such as camouflage, distraction displays, aggressive (mobbing) responses and flight or escape behaviour have been discussed. The article aims to elucidate the antipredatory behaviours observed in birds of Charadriidae family and highlight the various facets of defense which contribute to the survival and breeding success in these birds and animals associated with them. Finally, the significance of exhaustive studies to explore the detailed antipredatory mechanisms in plovers and lapwings has also been underscored so that one can fully understand the role of defense strategies in improving the survival rates as well as fitness costs of these birds. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Proceedings of the Zoological Society Springer Journals

Defense Strategies in Birds of Charadriidae Family

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer-journals/defense-strategies-in-birds-of-charadriidae-family-SrKuYm0ixf
Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © Zoological Society, Kolkata, India 2022. Springer Nature or its licensor holds exclusive rights to this article under a publishing agreement with the author(s) or other rightsholder(s); author self-archiving of the accepted manuscript version of this article is solely governed by the terms of such publishing agreement and applicable law.
ISSN
0373-5893
eISSN
0974-6919
DOI
10.1007/s12595-022-00453-2
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Defensive strategies are unique features of animals with aid of which they guard themselves against predators or any other potential risks. Birds among the animal kingdom display the most varied forms of antipredatory or defense approaches such as antipredatory adaptations namely, camouflage, acoustic communication, distraction displays, vigilance, communal defense, defensive regurgitation, aggression and escape behaviour. Ground nesting birds of Charadriidae family dwell in open areas which makes them and their young ones reasonably prone to predation. Therefore, Charadriids particularly, plovers and lapwings have evolved remarkable defensive antipredatory adaptations. In the present review, the diverse protective strategies of Charadriids such as camouflage, distraction displays, aggressive (mobbing) responses and flight or escape behaviour have been discussed. The article aims to elucidate the antipredatory behaviours observed in birds of Charadriidae family and highlight the various facets of defense which contribute to the survival and breeding success in these birds and animals associated with them. Finally, the significance of exhaustive studies to explore the detailed antipredatory mechanisms in plovers and lapwings has also been underscored so that one can fully understand the role of defense strategies in improving the survival rates as well as fitness costs of these birds.

Journal

Proceedings of the Zoological SocietySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 1, 2022

Keywords: Charadriids; Defense; Camouflage; Distraction displays; Aggression; Mobbing; Alarm calls; Escape behavior; Flight initiation; Survival

References