Scientific Journal of the BirdLife Hungary

A Magyar Madártani és Természetvédelmi Egyesület tudományos folyóirata

Ornis Hungarica. vol.3. (1993) p.7-12.

Social dominance in the resident part of a Great Tit (Parus major) population in winter
A. Báldi and T. Csörgő

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Social dominance and mortality was studied in wintering Great Tits in a Central-European alder forest. We carried out nocturnal checkings to determine residency of tits. Roosting boxes are assumed to be an essential part of the resources, therefore that sex and age class, which can occupy the boxes for longer time is dominant over the others. The dominance order is as follows: adult male, adult female, immature male and immature female in descending order of dominance.