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Lecture and excursion about Archives of absence, archives of presence by Martin Brandsma and Sibylle Eimermacher

30 March 2019, 14.30 – 17.00 h

Tourist Info Poortgebouw Holtingerveld (Toegangspoort Holtingerveld), Havelte

In winter 2017-2018 I started a project in collaboration with Behavioural Biologist Prof. dr. A.G.G. Ton Groothuis from the University of Groningen (RUG). We want to investigate if certain Great Grey Shrikes (Lanius excubitor) have there own personality and preference for the way they fix their prey and how these activities are lateralized (asymmetrical in terms of preference for leg and eye).

The aim of the project is to see: (1) to what extent this behavior is lateralized on an individual level, (2) on population level (3) and how it is linked to personality properties.

The project will run till the winter of 2019-2020. Results of this project will be published in late 2020 with sources and material from different ‘Sciences’.

more information

‘A tale of two tails: asymmetry in Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor)’ is published in “Avian Research“.  Article online here or PDF here