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Title: Improved decision making by migrating diurnal raptors during more intense migration
Authors: Thake, Martin A.
Keywords: Birds -- Malta
Birds of prey -- Adaptation
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: Malta Ornithological Society
Citation: Thake, M. A. (1987). Improved decision making by migrating diurnal raptors during more intense migration. Il-Merill, 24, 9-15.
Abstract: The possibility that decisions made by flocks of animals, including birds, might be the product of a consensus was first stated explicitly by Lorenz (1952), but his comment did not elicit any research effort, although Condorcet (1785) had shown that majority decision making should Lead to distinct statistical advantages. There is every reason to believe that majority decision making could evolve in natural populations. In this paper, positive correlation is demonstrated between the accuracy of a decision to migrate made by certain raptors, and the total number of raptors on migration at the time.
Appears in Collections:Il-Merill : issue 24 : 1986-87
Il-Merill : issue 24 : 1986-87

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