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Individual behavioural variability of an ecological generalist : activity patterns and local movements of Mallards Anas platyrhynchos in winter

Individual behavioural variability of an ecological generalist : activity patterns and local movements of Mallards Anas platyrhynchos in winter

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SAUTER, Annette, Pius KORNER, Wolfgang FIEDLER, Lukas JENNI, 2012. Individual behavioural variability of an ecological generalist : activity patterns and local movements of Mallards Anas platyrhynchos in winter. In: Journal of Ornithology. Springer. 153(3), pp. 713-726. ISSN 0021-8375. eISSN 1439-0361. Available under: doi: 10.1007/s10336-011-0788-9

@article{Sauter2012-07Indiv-51360, title={Individual behavioural variability of an ecological generalist : activity patterns and local movements of Mallards Anas platyrhynchos in winter}, year={2012}, doi={10.1007/s10336-011-0788-9}, number={3}, volume={153}, issn={0021-8375}, journal={Journal of Ornithology}, pages={713--726}, author={Sauter, Annette and Korner, Pius and Fiedler, Wolfgang and Jenni, Lukas} }

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