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This laboratory exercise examines the response of native birds to different frequencies of a mimic species while holding the other two parameters constant - the degree of distastefulness and the resemblance of the mimic to the model.
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Keywords Batesian mimicry; mimic; bird; predation; distasteful; prey; warning coloration; cryptic
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Pedagogical Use Description Through active and cooperative learning student input is used in experiment design, data collection, and data analysis to demonstrate the principles of mimicry.
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Full Name of Primary Author Ernest Williams
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Primary Author Affiliation Hamilton College
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  • educationintern
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Drought and Water Ecosystem Services Collection Off
Conservation Targets Under Global Change Collection Off
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Date Of Record Submission 2002-02-04
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Date Of Record Release 2010-02-16 01:52:38
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  • tmourad
Date Last Modified 2014-09-12 10:10:14
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