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Biological rhythms

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Little is known about the biological rhythms that emerge from social behaviours in the wild. A study of shorebird pairs shows that rhythms of nest-incubation duties are mainly governed by strategies to avoid predators. See Letter p.109

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Figure 1: Nesting wild shorebirds use different strategies to avoid predators.

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