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Stefano Focardi and Jacopo G. Cecere The Lévy flight foraging hypothesis in a pelagic seabird Journal of Animal Ecology 83

Version of Record online: 4 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12147

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There has recently been renewed debate about whether or not some sea birds have foraging patterns that are well represented by Lévy flights. This new study fills an important gap in the discussion by providing direct evidence for Lévy flights in the flight patterns of individual Cory's shearwaters. We show that Lévy flights are more likely when birds forage on poor prey field, near the colony.

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