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waggle

To move an airplane's wings up and down while in flight, usually for giving a signal. It is done by making short oscillations about the longitudinal axis.
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Most foot waggles were associated with preening (41.
The top three highest percentages of the total number of foot waggles observed/hr occurred at 2000-2100 (19.
There was also no difference among individuals in the number of foot waggles performed (ANOVA; [F.
The frequency of adult foot waggles was not associated (P > 0.
Most foot waggles performed by immature loons were not socially facilitated (73.
This hypothesis was supported because the great majority of foot waggles (81%) were observed when loons were preening or resting.
First, why would adult loons increase the number of foot waggles they perform in July-August compared to May-June?
Foot waggles in these situations consisted of just a single foot waggle (92%) and were different than foot waggles observed during preening and resting ([greater than or equal to] 2 in succession).
The number of adult and immature foot waggles performed was inversely related to wind speed.
Foot waggles (1) % in B that % in B that Behavior (B) Total (%) were I only were >2 Preening 41.