Does Conflict Increase With More Birds on the Feeder?

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The title of this chart is, “Does Conflict Increase With More Birds on the Feeder?” This is a stacked bar chart with number of individuals increasing from 2 to 10+ on the x-axis and the percentage of clips increasing from 0 to 100% on the y-axis. There are three datasets displayed in each bar: clips where there was at least one displacement, clips where there were no displacements, and clips where there was no agreement on whether there was a displacement or not. The percentage of clips with at least one displacement increases as the number of birds at the feeder increases.

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Reading the Graph: If it’s more crowded at the feeder, do we see more displacements–when one bird attempts to take over the position of another bird? Toggle on and off the different data sets by checking or unchecking the boxes next to the category descriptions to see if you can answer this question or notice any other patterns. As the number of birds at the feeder increases from left to right, look at the height of the green bars, which show the percentage of clips with displacements. The orange bar shows the percentage of clips with no displacements. The blue bar shows the percentage of clips in which there were birds, but those that classified the clip did not agree whether there was a displacement or not.

Do you see a pattern between the number of species at a feeder and conflicts?
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