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Table 1 Model selection for the factors affecting survival of 28 Siberian jay non-breeders, using logistic regression

From: Do warning calls boost survival of signal recipients? Evidence from a field experiment in a group-living bird species

Model QIC ΔQIC Weight
Warning call 30.73 0 0.24
Warning call + group size 31.72 0.99 0.15
Warning call + habitat 32.92 2.19 0.08
Warning call + habitat + warning call x habitat 33.22 2.49 0.07
Warning call + group size + habitat 33.31 2.58 0.07
Warning call + group size + warning call x group size 33.53 2.8 0.06
Warning call + age 33.65 2.92 0.06
Warning call + group size + age 33.68 2.95 0.05
Warning call + kinship 33.75 3.02 0.05
Group size + age 33.86 3.13 0.05
Age 34.21 3.48 0.04
Kinship 34.44 3.71 0.04
Age + kinship 35.4 4.67 0.02
Group size 35.69 4.96 0.02
Predictor Sum of weights  
Warning call 0.83   
Group size 0.40   
Age 0.23   
Habitat 0.22   
Kinship 0.11   
  1. All models with a ΔQIC < 5 are shown. QIC = quasi-likelihood information criterion[34], ΔQIC = difference between focal model and model with lowest QIC value, weight = relative probability of focal model within candidate set. Warning call = warning call heard or not; group size; age: age of non-breeder; habitat = proportion unmanaged forest on territory; kinship: kinship of non-breeder in relation to breeder.