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In winter 2016-2017 I started a pilot project in collaboration with Behavioural Biologist Prof. dr. A.G.G.Ton Groothuis. 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) the extent of this behavior is lateralized on an individual level, (2) at the population level (3) and is linked to personality properties. This winter (2017-2018) we will officially start the project.

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