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Table 3 Comparison of model parsimony for contrasting models explaining effects of UV light (365 and 400 nm) on flight altitude

From: Do birds in flight respond to (ultra)violet lighting?

Model Covariates df AIC ΔAIC logLik Deviance χ2 χ df p
III UV_TYPE*Distance 11 136.18 0.00 − 57.09 114.18    
V UV_TYPE*Distance*NOY 17 139.44 3.26 − 52.72 105.44 8.74 6 0.189
II UV_TYPE 8 152.65 16.47 − 68.33 136.65 31.21 9 < 0.001
I <intercept> 6 154.72 18.54 − 71.36 142.72 6.07 2 0.048
IV UV_TYPE*NOY 11 156.60 20.42 − 67.30 134.60 8.12 5 0.150
  1. The last three columns represent log-Likelihood tests between consecutive models. NOY indicates night-of-year