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The importance of flavour in determining the feeding preferences of bullfinches (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) for the buds of two pear cultivars.

Published online: 19 Mar 1986

Authors: Greig-Smith, P. W.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Wild bullfinches feeding on the buds of orchard pear trees are known to prefer the cultivar 'Conference' to 'Doyenne du Comice', which differs in many...

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Influence of grain characteristics on optimal diet of field-feeding mallards Anas platyrhynchos.

Published online: 21 Aug 1987

Authors: Clark, R. G. & Greenwood, H. & Sugden, L. G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The relationship between cereal preference and rate of energy intake was studied for the mallard and 4 types of cereal grain. In a field experiment at...

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An artificial medium for feeding choice experiments with slugs.

Published online: 01 Jan 1982

Authors: Whelan, R. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

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Selection of heather by captive red grouse in relation to the age of the plant.

Published online: 01 Jan 1973

Authors: Moss, R. & Miller, G. R. & Allen, S. E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

A method for measuring food preference of captive red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) is described. Selection from heather (Calluna vulgaris) of dif...

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A woodpigeon (Columba palumbus) feeding preference explained by a digestive bottle-neck.

Published online: 01 Jan 1978

Authors: Kenward, R. E. & Sibly, R. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Woodpigeons (Columba palumbus) foraging on Brassica sites in England spent about 50% of their time resting. They tended to move from Brassica to clove...

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Selection of upland swards by red deer (Cervus elaphus) on Rhum.

Published online: 01 Jan 1977

Authors: Charles, W. N. & McCowan, D. & East, K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In 1965-67 the use of sward types by red deer on Rhum was assessed from faeces counts within a 750-ha study area and by observations of deer dispersio...

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Selective plant foraging and the top-down suppression of native diversity in a restored prairie.

Published online: 22 Nov 2017

Authors: Schneider, S. & Steeves, R. & Newmaster, S. & MacDougall, A. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Clarifying what species are being consumed at what times can improve our understanding of how anthropogenic change affects food web dynamics, with imp...

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Food selection by skylarks and grazing damage to sugar beet seedlings.

Published online: 01 Jan 1981

Authors: Green, R. E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Observations were made on sugar beet fields in Cambridgeshire and West Suffolk, UK, in April-May 1977 and 1978 from emergence of seedlings until they ...

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Food preferences of rabbits Oryctolagus cuniculus L. at Holkham sand dunes, Norfolk.

Published online: 01 Jan 1977

Authors: Bhadresa, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The proportion of leaf epidermis of 20 plant species in rabbit faecal pellets collected from Holkham sand dunes was compared with the proportions of t...

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Differences in the quality of food eaten by red deer (Cervus elaphus) stags and hinds in winter.

Published online: 01 Jan 1982

Authors: Staines, B. W. & Crisp, J. M. & Parish, T.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Differences in the quality of food eaten by male and female red deer in winter were studied at Glenfeshie, in the central highlands of Scotland. Hinds...

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