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Scott M. Ramsay

Between-year survival and rank transitions in male black-capped chickadees

Kristin A. Schubert, Daniel J. Mennill, Scott M. Ramsay, Ken A. Otter, Laurene M. Ratcliffe, and Cornelia Kraus

published: 2008 | Research publication | Chickadees

In this longterm study of black-capped chickadees we examined the relationship between social rank and year-to-year survival. Survival was year-dependent but was influenced by social rank, higher ranking individuals being more likely to survive.  Rank transitions were age-dependent with younger low-ranking individuals being less likely to advance in rank than older low-ranking individuals.

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