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Will Cresswell

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  1. Forthcoming

    A fruit diet rather than invertebrate diet maintains a robust innate immunity in an omnivorous tropical songbird

    Nwaogu, C. J., Galema, A., Cresswell, W., Dietz, M. W. & Tieleman, B. I., 4 Nov 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Animal Ecology. In press

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. E-pub ahead of print

    Light stalks increase the precision and accuracy of non-breeding locations calculated from geolocator tags: a field test from a long-distance migrant

    Blackburn, E., Burgess, M., Freeman, B., Riseley, A., Azang, A., Ivande, S. T., Hewson, C. & Cresswell, W., 28 Nov 2019, In : Bird Study. Latest Articles

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Forthcoming
  4. Published

    Escape responses by redshanks, Tringa totanus, on attack by avian predators

    Cresswell, W., 1 Jan 1993, In : Animal Behaviour. 46, 3, p. 609-611 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Published

    The function of alarm calls in redshanks, Tringa totanus

    Cresswell, W., 1 Jan 1994, In : Animal Behaviour. 47, 3, p. 736-738 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Published
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    Flocking is an effective anti-predation strategy in redshanks, Tringa totanus

    Cresswell, W., 1 Jan 1994, In : Animal Behaviour. 47, 2, p. 433-442 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Published

    The effects of raptor predation on wintering wader populations at the Tyningharne estuary, southeast Scotland

    CRESSWELL, WILL. & WHITFIELD, D. PHILIP., 1 Jan 1994, In : Ibis. 136, 2, p. 223-232 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. Published

    Age-dependent choice of redshank (Tringa totanus) feeding location: Profitability or risk?

    Cresswell, W., 1 Jan 1994, In : Journal of Animal Ecology. 63, 3, p. 589-600 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Published

    Selection of avian prey by wintering sparrowhawks Accipiter nisus in southern Scotland

    Cresswell, W., 1 Dec 1995, In : Ardea. 83, 2, p. 381-389 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Surprise as a winter hunting strategy in Sparrowhawks Accipiter nisus, Peregrines Falco peregrinus and Merlins E columbarius

    Cresswell, W., 1 Jan 1996, In : Ibis. 138, 4, p. 684-692 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    A preliminary assessment of some factors influencing the density and distribution of palearctic passerine migrants wintering in the Sahel zone of West Africa

    Jones, P., Vickery, J., Holt, S. & Cresswell, W., 1 Mar 1996, In : Bird Study. 43, 1, p. 73-84 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Nest predation: The relative effects of nest characteristics, clutch size and parental behaviour

    Cresswell, W., 1 Jan 1997, In : Animal Behaviour. 53, 1, p. 93-103 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Nest predation rates and nest detectability in different stages of breeding in Blackbirds Turdus merula

    Cresswell, W., 1 Jan 1997, In : Journal of Avian Biology. 28, 4, p. 296-302 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  15. Published

    Interference competition at low competitor densities in blackbirds Turdus merula

    Cresswell, W., 1 Jan 1997, In : Journal of Animal Ecology. 66, 4, p. 461-471 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. Published

    Population estimates and distribution changes of landbirds on silhouette island, seychelles

    Cresswell, W., Irwin, M., Jensen, M., Mee, A., Mellunby, R., Mc Keun, M. & Milne, L., 1 Jan 1997, In : Ostrich. 68, 2-4, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  17. Published

    Variation in the strength of interference competition with resource density in blackbirds, Turdus merula

    Cresswell, W., 1 Jan 1998, In : Oikos. 81, 1, p. 152-160 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Relative competitive ability changes with competitor density: Evidence from feeding blackbirds

    Cresswell, W., 1 Jan 1998, In : Animal Behaviour. 56, 6, p. 1367-1373 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  20. Published

    Travel distance and mass gain in wintering blackbirds

    Cresswell, W., 1 Jan 1999, In : Animal Behaviour. 58, 5, p. 1109-1116 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. Published

    Choice of foraging area with respect to predation risk in redshanks: The effects of weather and predator activity

    Hilton, G. M., Ruxton, G. D. & Cresswell, W., 1 Jan 1999, In : Oikos. 87, 2, p. 295-302 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. Published

    Densities and habitat preferences of Andean cloud-forest birds in pristine and degraded habitats in north-eastern Ecuador

    Cresswell, W., Hughes, M., Mellanby, R., Bright, S., Catry, P., Chaves, J., Freile, J., Gabela, A., Martineau, H., Macleod, R., Mcphie, F., Anderson, N., Holt, S., Barabas, S., Chapel, C. & Sanchez, T., 1 Jan 1999, In : Bird Conservation International. 9, 2, p. 129-145 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  23. Published

    Intraflock variation in the speed of escape-flight response on attack by an avian predator

    Hilton, G. M., Cresswell, W. & Ruxton, G. D., 8 Oct 1999, In : Behavioral Ecology. 10, 4, p. 391-395 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    No evidence for Sparrowhawks selecting Redshanks according to size or condition

    Whitfield, D. P., Cresswell, W., Ashmole, N. P., Clark, N. A. & Evans, A. D., 1 Jan 1999, In : Journal of Avian Biology. 30, 1, p. 31-39 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Important wetlands in northern and eastern Kazakstan

    Cresswell, W., Yerokhov, S., Berezovikov, N., Mellanby, R., Bright, S., Catry, P., Chaves, J., Freile, J., Gretton, A., Zykin, A., McGregor, R. & McLaughlin, D., 1 Dec 1999, In : Wildfowl. 50, p. 181-194 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  26. Published

    Habitat selection by whitethroats sylvia communis during spring passage in the sahel zone of northern nigeria

    Vickery, J., Rowcliffe, M., Cresswell, W., Jones, P. & Holt, S., 1 Nov 1999, In : Bird Study. 46, 3, p. 348-355 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  27. Published

    Erratum: Does an opportunistic predator preferentially attack nonvigilant prey? (Animal Behavior (2003) 66 (643-648))

    Cresswell, W., Lind, J., Kaby, U., Quinn, J. L. & Jakobsson, S., 1 Jan 2004, In : Animal Behaviour. 67, 1, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

  28. Published

    Ongoing research on Sociable Lapwings - An update

    Cresswell, W., Donald, P. & Khrokov, V., 1 Sep 2005, In : British Birds. 98, 9, p. 496-497 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

  29. Published

    Density estimates, microhabitat selection and foraging behaviour of the endemic Blue Chaffinch Fringilla teydea teydea on Tenerife (Canary Islands)

    García-Del-Rey, E. & Cresswell, W., 1 Jan 2005, In : Ardeola. 52, 2, p. 305-317 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Empirical Studies of Predator and Prey Behavior

    Cresswell, W., 1 Jan 2009, Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. Elsevier Inc., p. 633-638 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  31. Published

    Talking point

    Cresswell, W., 1 Jun 2013, In : British Birds. 106, 6, p. 361-362 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Seasonal differences in baseline innate immune function are better explained by environment than annual cycle stage in a year-round breeding tropical songbird

    Nwaogu, C. J., Cresswell, W., Versteegh, M. A. & Tieleman, B. I., 8 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Animal Ecology. 88, 4, p. 537-553 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Weak breeding seasonality of a songbird in a seasonally arid tropical environment arises from individual flexibility and strongly seasonal moult

    Nwaogu, C. J., Tieleman, B. I. & Cresswell, W., Jul 2019, In : Ibis. 161, 3, p. 533-545 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Temperature and aridity determine body size conformity to Bergmann’s rule independent of latitudinal differences in a tropical environment

    Nwaogu, C. J., Tieleman, B. I., Bitrus, K. & Cresswell, W. R. L., Oct 2018, In : Journal of Ornithology. 159, 4, p. 1053–1062 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  36. Published

    Spring migration strategies of Whinchat Saxicola rubetra when successfully crossing potential barriers of the Sahara and the Mediterranean Sea

    Blackburn, E., Burgess, M., Freeman, B., Risely, A., Izang, A., Ivande, S., Hewson, C. & Cresswell, W., Jan 2019, In : Ibis. 161, 1, p. 131-146

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  37. Published

    Population consequences of migratory variability differ between flyways

    Patchett, R., Finch, T. & Cresswell, W., 23 Apr 2018, In : Current Biology. 28, 8, p. R340-R341

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  38. Published

    Terrestrial degradation impacts on coral reef health: evidence from the Caribbean

    Roberts, M. H., Hanley, N., Williams, S. & Cresswell, W., 15 Nov 2017, In : Ocean and Coastal Management. 149, p. 52-68

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    The continuing lack of ornithological research capacity in almost all of West Africa

    Cresswell, W., 2018, In : Ostrich. 89, 2, p. 123-129 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Managing human disturbance: factors influencing flight-initiation distance of birds in a West African nature reserve

    Braimoh, B., Iwajomo, S., Wilson, M., Chaskda, A., Ajang, A. & Cresswell, W., 2018, In : Ostrich. 89, 1, p. 59-69 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Riverside wren pairs jointly defend their territories against simulated intruders

    Quirós-Guerrero, E., João Janeiro, M., Lopez-Morales, M., Cresswell, W. & Templeton, C. N., Dec 2017, In : Ethology. 123, 12, p. 949-956

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  42. Published

    Factors determining the frequency and productivity of double brooding of Barn Owls Tyto alba

    Jackson, P. & Cresswell, W., 2017, In : Bird Study. 64, 3, p. 353-361

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Low and annually variable migratory connectivity in a long distance migrant: Whinchats Saxicola rubetra may show a bet-hedging strategy

    Blackburn, E., Burgess, M., Freeman, B., Risely, A., Izang, A., Ivande, S., Hewson, C. & Cresswell, W., Oct 2017, In : Ibis. 159, 4, p. 902-918

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Low migratory connectivity is common in long-distance migrant birds

    Finch, T., Butler, S. J., Franco, A. M. A. & Cresswell, W., 10 Apr 2017, In : Journal of Animal Ecology. 86, 3, p. 662-673 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Breeding limits foraging time: evidence of interrupted foraging response from body mass variation in a tropical environment

    Nwaogu, C. J., Dietz, M. W., Tieleman, B. I. & Cresswell, W., Apr 2017, In : Journal of Avian Biology. 48, 4, p. 563-569 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  47. Published

    Cyprus wheatears Oenanthe cypriaca likely reach sub-Saharan African wintering grounds in a single migratory flight

    Xenophontos, M., Blackburn, E. & Cresswell, W., Apr 2017, In : Journal of Avian Biology. 48, 4, p. 529-535 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  48. Published

    Temperate migrants and resident bird species in Afro-tropical savannahs show similar levels of ecological generalism

    Ivande, S. T. & Cresswell, W., Jul 2016, In : Ibis. 158, 3, p. 496-505

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  49. Published

    High site fidelity in Northern Wheatears Oenanthe oenanthe wintering in Africa revealed through colour marking

    Blackburn, E. & Cresswell, W. R. L., 2016, In : Bird Study. 63, 2, p. 284-288

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  50. Published

    An experimental evaluation of the effects of geolocator design and attachment method on between-year survival on Whinchats Saxicola rubetra

    Blackburn, E., Burgess, M., Freeman, B., Risely, A., Izang, A., Ivande, S. T., Hewson, C. & Cresswell, W., Jul 2016, In : Journal of Avian Biology. 47, 4, p. 530-539 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  51. Published

    Survival and dispersal of the Cyprus Wheatear Oenanthe cypriaca, an endemic migrant

    Xenophontos, M. & Cresswell, W., Jul 2016, In : Journal of Ornithology. 157, 3, p. 707-719 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Reproductive success and productivity of the Cyprus Wheatear Oenanthe cypriaca, a migratory, island endemic

    Xenophontos, M. & Cresswell, W., Jul 2016, In : Journal of Ornithology. 157, 3, p. 721-731 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Patterns in departure phenology and mass gain on African non-breeding territories prior to the Sahara crossing for a long-distance migrant

    Risely, A., Blackburn, E. & Cresswell, W., Oct 2015, In : Ibis. 157, 4, p. 808-822

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  55. Published

    Body reserves in intra-African migrants

    Nwaogu, C. J. & Cresswell, W., Jan 2016, In : Journal of Ornithology. 157, 1, p. 125-135

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    The effects of land-use change on endemic avifauna on Makira, Solomon Islands: endemics avoid monoculture

    Davies, T. E., Clarke, R. H., Ewen, J. G., Fazey, I. R. A., Pettorelli, N. & Cresswell, W., 22 Jun 2015, In : Emu. 115, 3, p. 199-213

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  57. Published

    High winter site fidelity in a long-distance migrant: implications for wintering ecology and survival estimates

    Blackburn, E. & Cresswell, W., Jan 2016, In : Journal of Ornithology. 157, 1, p. 93-108

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    How the importance of survival estimates in estimating Whinchat population dynamics depends on the scale of migratory connectivity and site fidelity

    Cresswell, W., 2015, Proceedings of the 1st European Whinchat Symposium: Living on the edge of extinction in Europe. Bastian, H-V. & Feulner, J. (eds.). LBV Hof Helmsbrechts: Landesbund fur Vogelschutz / Kreisgruppe Hof, p. 145-158

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  60. Published
  61. Published

    Biparental incubation-scheduling: no experimental evidence for major energetic constraints

    Bulla, M., Cresswell, W., Rutten, A., Valcu, M. & Kempenaers, B., 2015, In : Behavioral Ecology. 26, 1, p. 30-37

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Who are the poor? Measuring wealth inequality to aid understanding of socioeconomic contexts for conservation: a case study from the Solomon Islands

    Davies, T. E., Pettorelli, N., Cresswell, W. & Fazey, I. R. A., Dec 2014, In : Environmental Conservation. 41, 4, p. 357-366

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Predicting population-level risk effects of predation from the responses of individuals

    Macleod, C. D., Macleod, R., Learmonth, J. A., Cresswell, W. & Pierce, G. J., 1 Jul 2014, In : Ecology. 95, 7, p. 2006-2015 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  66. Published

    Missing the trees for the wood: why we are failing to see success in pro-poor conservation

    Davies, T. E., Fazey, I. R. A., Cresswell, W. & Pettorelli, N., Aug 2014, In : Animal Conservation. 17, 4, p. 303-312

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  67. Published

    Defining the key wintering habitats in the Sahel for declining African-Eurasian migrants using expert assessment

    Atkinson, P. W., Adams, W. M., Brouwer, J., Cheke, R. A., Cresswell, W., Hewson, C. M., Hulme, M. F., Manvell, A., Sheehan, D. K., Small, R. D. S., Sutherland, W. J. & Vickery, J. A., Dec 2014, In : Bird Conservation International. 24, 4, p. 477-491

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    The breeding biology of Rose-ringed Parakeets Psittacula krameri in England during a period of rapid population expansion

    Butler, C. J., Cresswell, W., Gosler, A. & Perrins, C., 2013, In : Bird Study. 60, p. 527-532

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Factors affecting the distribution and abundance of the Endangered volcano rabbit Romerolagus diazi on the Iztaccihuatl volcano

    Hunter, M. & Cresswell, W., Apr 2015, In : Oryx. 49, 2, p. 366-375

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  72. Published

    Contrasting risks from different predators change the overall non-lethal effects of predation risk

    Cresswell, W. & Quinn, J. L., 2013, In : Behavioral Ecology. 24, p. 871-876

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    The seasonality of breeding in savannah birds of West Africa assessed from brood patch and juvenile occurrence

    Cox, D., Brandt, M., McGregor, R. M., Ottosson, U., Stevens, M. C. & Cresswell, W., Jul 2013, In : Journal of Ornithology. 154, 3, p. 671-683

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Survival rates in West African savanna birds

    Stevens, M. C., Ottosson, U., McGregor, R. M., Brandt, M. & Cresswell, W., 2013, In : Ostrich. 84, 1, p. 11-25

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Personality predicts individual responsiveness to the risks of starvation and predation

    Quinn, J. L., Cole, E. F., Bates, J., Payne, R. & Cresswell, W., 22 May 2012, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences. 279, 1735, p. 1919-1926

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Local prey vulnerability increases with multiple attacks by a predator

    Quinn, J. L. & Cresswell, W., Aug 2012, In : Oikos. 121, 8, p. 1328-1334

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  79. Forthcoming

    Patterns of seasonal and yearly mass variation in West African tropical savannah birds

    Cox, D. T. C., Brandt, M. J., McGregor, R., Ottosson, U., Stevens, M. & Cresswell, W., 2011, (Accepted/In press) In : Ibis. 153, p. 672-683

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  80. Published

    Predicting the optimal group size from predator hunting behaviour

    Cresswell, W. & Quinn, J., Mar 2011, In : Journal of Animal Ecology. 80, 2, p. 310-319

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Ecology of Predator-Prey Interactions

    Cresswell, W., 2009, In : Behavioural Processes. p. 107

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  83. Published
  84. Published

    Relative competitive ability does not change over time in blackbirds

    Cresswell, W., Mar 2001, In : Journal of Animal Ecology. 70, p. 218-227

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  85. Published

    Patch choice decisions of wild blackbirds: the role of preharvest public information

    Smith, RD., Ruxton, GD. & Cresswell, W., Jun 2001, In : Animal Behaviour. 61, p. 1113-1124

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  86. Published

    Dominance and feeding interference in small groups of blackbirds

    Smith, RD., Ruxton, GD. & Cresswell, W., 2001, In : Behavioral Ecology. 12, p. 475-481

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  87. Published

    Absolute foraging rate and susceptibility to interference competition in blackbirds varies with patch conditions

    Cresswell, W., Smith, RD. & Ruxton, GD., 2001, In : Journal of Animal Ecology. 70, p. 228-236

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  88. Published

    The effects of daily weather variation on foraging and responsiveness to disturbance in overwintering Red Knot Calidris canutus

    McGowan, A., Cresswell, W. & Ruxton, GD., 2002, In : Ardea. 90, p. 229-237

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  89. Published

    Nest scrape design and clutch heat loss in Pectoral Sandpipers (Calidris melanotos)

    Reid, JM., Cresswell, W., Holt, S., Mellanby, RJ., Whitfield, DP. & Ruxton, GD., Jun 2002, In : Functional Ecology. 16, p. 305-312

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  90. Published
  91. Published

    Does an opportunistic predator preferentially attack non-vigilant prey?

    Cresswell, W., Lind, J., Kaby, U., Quinn, JL. & Jakobsson, S., 2003, In : Animal Behaviour. 66, p. 643-648

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  92. Published

    Do energetic demands constrain incubation scheduling in a biparental species?

    Cresswell, W., Holt, S., Reid, JM., Whitfield, DP. & Mellanby, RJ., Jan 2003, In : Behavioral Ecology. 14, p. 97-102

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  93. Published

    Winter segregation of migrant European Robins Erithacus rubecula in relation to sex, age and size

    Catry, P., Campos, A., Almada, V. & Cresswell, W., 2004, In : Journal of Avian Biology. 35, p. 204-209

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Predation in bird populations

    Cresswell, W., Sep 2011, In : Journal of Ornithology. 152, Supp 1, p. 251-263

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  95. Published

    The phenology mismatch hypothesis: are declines of migrant birds linked to uneven global climate change?

    Jones, T. & Cresswell, W., Jan 2010, In : Journal of Animal Ecology. 79, 1, p. 98-108 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  97. Published

    Densities of Palearctic warblers and Afrotropical species within the same guild in Sahelian West Africa

    Wilson, J. M. & Cresswell, W., 2010, In : Ostrich. 81, 3, p. 225-232

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  98. Published
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  100. Published

    Personality, anti-predation behaviour and behavioural plasticity in the chaffinch Fringilla coelebs

    Quinn, J. L. & Cresswell, W., Sep 2005, In : Behaviour. 142, p. 1377-1402 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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