eagles {MASS}R Documentation

Foraging Ecology of Bald Eagles

Description

Knight and Skagen collected during a field study on the foraging behaviour of wintering Bald Eagles in Washington State, USA data concerning 160 attempts by one (pirating) Bald Eagle to steal a chum salmon from another (feeding) Bald Eagle.

Usage

eagles

Format

The eagles data frame has 8 rows and 5 columns.

y

Number of successful attempts.

n

Total number of attempts.

P

Size of pirating eagle (L = large, S = small).

A

Age of pirating eagle (I = immature, A = adult).

V

Size of victim eagle (L = large, S = small).

Source

Knight, R. L. and Skagen, S. K. (1988) Agonistic asymmetries and the foraging ecology of Bald Eagles. Ecology 69, 1188–1194.

References

Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (1999) Modern Applied Statistics with S-PLUS. Third Edition. Springer.

Examples

eagles.glm <- glm(cbind(y, n - y) ~ P*A + V, data = eagles,
                  family = binomial)
dropterm(eagles.glm)
prof <- profile(eagles.glm)
plot(prof)
pairs(prof)

[Package MASS version 7.3-47 Index]