Agonistic behaviour of juvenile gulls, a neuroethological study

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DELIUS, Juan, 1973. Agonistic behaviour of juvenile gulls, a neuroethological study. In: Animal Behaviour. 21(2), pp. 236-246. ISSN 0003-3472. Available under: doi: 10.1016/S0003-3472(73)80066-1

@article{Delius1973Agoni-20538, title={Agonistic behaviour of juvenile gulls, a neuroethological study}, year={1973}, doi={10.1016/S0003-3472(73)80066-1}, number={2}, volume={21}, issn={0003-3472}, journal={Animal Behaviour}, pages={236--246}, author={Delius, Juan} }

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