n African Zoology - Group displays in pale-winged starlings - : short communication

Volume 37, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X
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Cliff-nesting pale-winged starlings () gather on the cliff tops to perform Group Displays which include both aggressive and courtship elements: Hopping,Wing Stretching,Wing Drooping, Wing Flicking, Staring, Head Forward Threat and Butterfly Fluttering. These displays occur throughout the year, most frequently in the late afternoon. We suggest that this behaviour may be important in pair formation, and in establishing dominance relationships between birds breeding at the same site.

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