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  • The initial submission of this article was received on January 13th, 2017 and was peer-reviewed by the Academic Editor.
  • The Academic Editor made their initial decision on January 24th, 2017.
  • The first revision was submitted on January 31st, 2017 and was reviewed by the Academic Editor.
  • The article was Accepted by the Academic Editor on February 3rd, 2017.

Version 0.2 (accepted)

· Feb 3, 2017 · Academic Editor


The manuscript is now suitable for publication.

Version 0.1 (original submission)

· Jan 24, 2017 · Academic Editor

Minor Revisions

Based on the Peerage of Science reviews and my reading of the manuscript, I find this interesting manuscript very close to publishable. It is very well written overall. My reading detected only a small number of errors in the use of punctuation and capitalization and a few lapses in the references and figure captions. The main ones are indicated below, and the rest are noted using highlighting and inserted comments on the pdf.

Detailed comments

L63 and elsewhere. I think that 'parid' as an adjective should be lower case (check all mentions throughout manuscript).
References need to be checked for consistency in italics for species names, capitalization of journal titles, lower case for article titles.
Fig. 2 The caption refers to number of acts but the ordinates on the panels are rates.
Fig. 3. The caption refers to mean +/- SE, but panel c appears to use box plots, based on medians and quantiles (that should be described).
Fig. 4. Again, describe what the box plots represent. In keeping with SI standard abbreviations, the caption and axis label should abbreviate seconds as s, as elsewhere in the manuscript.

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