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The role of the male common eider Somateria mollissima as a protector against nest-predation
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-12)
Male common eiders Somateria mollissima in high-Arctic colonies are known to remain with females during the first weeks of incubation; a behaviour not found in eider colonies further south. Other studies have observed that, whilst adult eiders in northern latitudes experience less predation, there can be much higher levels of predation on their nests and young. The objective of this study was to ...