The biology of the Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris. II. Behaviour: Rhytmic aspects of maintenance activities
Daily routines ol behaviour of the Alpine Accentor had comparable structure in the late spring (May) and in the autumn. Summer structure of daily behaviour did not correspond to the autumn daily routine. In summer, the amount of time devoted to flights and maintenance activities increased, while the level of food intake was lower than in spring or autumn. In the late summer, the feeding rhythms showed at least two peaks. The daily activity of accentors ranged from 11 hours in October to 17 hours in July.
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