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Títol:     Comportament del puput Upupa epops: Postura d'ales esteses i coll romput
Autor/es Mas, Rafel E. ; Carrasco, Gemma
Matèries en català: Ornitologia
Matèries en castella: Ornitología
Matèries en anglès: Ornithology
Abstract:  [eng] Hoopoe's Upupa epops behaviour: Spreadeagle and broken neck posture. It describes the observation of 2 specimen Hoopoe seen on two separate occasions, close in time. It discusses the purpose of the spreadeagled posture used by this bird. At first sight it appeared that this position indicates the bird was either sunbathing or anting. Sunbathing is used to maintain plumage and a healthy skin, free of parasites. It is believed that anting has an insecticidal purpose. Some authors have described the spreadeagled posture as a possible reaction against predators. On both ocassions, however, it did not appear that the birds were stressed by the presence of predators. Due to the distance from which the observations were made it can not be concluded wether the bird was sunbathing or anting, or using both processes simultaneously.
Font:  Anuari Ornitològic de les Balears 2003, Vol. 18, pp. 73-77
Identificador:  1137-831x
Tipus de document:  info:eu-repo/semantics/article ; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Avís legal:  All rights reserved ; info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess