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The signal detection problem of aposematic prey revisited: integrating prior social and personal experience

Citation

Thorogood, Rose; Hämäläinen, Liisa (2020), The signal detection problem of aposematic prey revisited: integrating prior social and personal experience, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.573n5tb42

Abstract

Data collected during three separate experiments using the "novel world" (Alatalo & Mappes, Nature 1996) approach to test how social information changes predator discrimination of novel aposematic prey from a cryptic palatable alternative. Experiments were conducted with great tits (Parus major), captured from the wild and released afterwards, at the University of Jyväskylä Research Station, Konnevesi, Finland (62.6° N, 26.3° E) during three winters (2013-2014, 2016-2017, 2017-2018). Social information was provided by video playback of a demonstrator (adult male) showing an aversive behavioural response to a novel prey signal before observers (juveniles, adults, males, females) searched for prey signals against a background in either an aviary or in a "miniature novel world" in an experimental holding box.

Methods

The dataset includes 21 variables, with no data processing. See ReadMe for details.

Usage Notes

There are missing values in covariates. See ReadMe for details.

Funding

Emil Aaltosen Säätiö

Suomen Kulttuurirahasto

Natural Environment Research Council, Award: NE/K00929X/1