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View Resource A Case of a Warbler Eating Berries

This is a photographic case study on the Yellow-rumped Warbler. This bird is unusual among warblers in its ability to eat Bayberry seeds. This ability give is a winter food source that minimizes...

View Resource A Case of a Warbler Eating Berries [resource group]

This is the resource folder for a photographic case study on the Yellow-rumped Warbler. This bird is unusual among warblers in its ability to eat Bayberry seeds. This ability give is a winter food...

http://ecoed.esa.org/index.php?P=AdvancedSearch&Q=Y&F46=%22A...
View Resource A female green orchid bee (Euglossa viridissima) gathers floral resins from a Clusia lanceolata plant to use in brood cell construction.

A female green orchid bee (Euglossa viridissima) gathers floral resins from a Clusia lanceolata plant to use in brood cell construction. A resin mass is visible on the hind leg. Almost 200 species of...

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http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/0012-9658%282006%...
View Resource A group of bluehead wrasse (Thalassoma bifasciatum) shoal above a reef at St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

A group of bluehead wrasse (Thalassoma bifasciatum) shoal (group together) above a reef at St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Shoaling is a common anti-predator behavior for reef fishes such as the...

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http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/06-1949.1
View Resource A juvenile male Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella) on South Georgia Island

The Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella) feeds mostly on krill (Euphausia superba). A recent found that fur seals adjust their foraging activity to track the highly variable distribution and...

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http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/03-4005
View Resource A Red Knot foraging for bivalves in mud exhibits its ability to flex the tips of its upper mandible (rhynchokinesis).

Red Knots (Calidris canutus) feed on bivalves that live buried in mud. Using their smart bill tip, Red Knots are able to find such hard-shelled prey very efficiently. Red Knots are highly gregarious,...

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http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/0012-9658%282006%...
View Resource Acorn Foraging as a Means to Explore Human Energetics and Forge Connections to Local Forests

In this article an unusual ecology laboratory/field exercise is described in which students imagine themselves as a group of indigenous woodland people attempting to gather food stores that will...

View Resource Energy Balance and Trophic Status in Fish

In this activity, students work with a dataset to investigate energy balance in animals that have different feeding behaviors (diurnal/nocturnal) and diets (e.g., carnivore/detritivore).

http://tiee.esa.org/vol/v1/data_sets/fish/fish.html
View Resource Foraging and Flocking Behavior

In this laboratory exercise, the following issues are examined: 1) why neither predators nor prey go extinct when there is a long period of nonrenewal of the prey population 2) the effects of...

View Resource Foraging behavior of insect pollinators in the presence of ambush predators

In this TIEE experiment, students investigate how ambush predators such as the common ambush bug (Phymata americana) or the common crab spider (Misumena vatia) influence the foraging behavior of...

http://tiee.esa.org/vol/v7/experiments/stehlik_thomsen/abstr...
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