It is time to move: linking flight and foraging behaviour in a diving bird

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It is time to move: linking flight and foraging behaviour in a diving bird. / Pelletier, D; Guillemette, M; Grandbois, JM; Butler, Patrick.

In: Biology Letters, Vol. 3, No. 4, 22.08.2007, p. 357-359.

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Pelletier, D ; Guillemette, M ; Grandbois, JM ; Butler, Patrick. / It is time to move: linking flight and foraging behaviour in a diving bird. In: Biology Letters. 2007 ; Vol. 3, No. 4. pp. 357-359.

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