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GPS tracking of non-breeding ravens reveals the importance of anthropogenic food sources during their dispersal in the Eastern Alps

GPS tracking of non-breeding ravens reveals the importance of anthropogenic food sources during their dispersal in the Eastern Alps

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LORETTO, Matthias-Claudio, Richard SCHUSTER, Thomas BUGNYAR, 2016. GPS tracking of non-breeding ravens reveals the importance of anthropogenic food sources during their dispersal in the Eastern Alps. In: Current Zoology. Oxford University Press. 62(4), pp. 337-344. ISSN 1674-5507. eISSN 2396-9814. Available under: doi: 10.1093/cz/zow016

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