First explorations: ontogeny of central-place-foraging directions in two tropical seabirds

Julien Collet, Aurélien Prudor, Alexandre Corbeau, Loriane Mendez & Henri Weimerskirch
A widespread hypothesis for the ontogeny of behaviour and decision-making is the early-exploration-later-canalization hypothesis. It postulates that juveniles are more exploratory and adults more consistent in their behavior. In addition, it is often assumed that naïve juveniles could overcome the costs of individual experience building by copying more the decisions of others than adults (early-conformism-later-self-defining hypothesis). Here we compare the central-place-foraging movements of adults and post-fledging juveniles in their first flights around the colony before...
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