Category: Charadriidae

Influence of Arctic Terns on Survival of Artificialand Natural Semipalmated Plover Nests

Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) Science Article 2 abstract Survival of Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) nests was compared in areas with andwithout nesting Arctic Terns (Sterna paradisaea) to determine whether the protection provided to plovers by associationwith this colonial species is passive or aggressive. Artificial and natural nests placed=100 m from terns hadsimilar rates of survival […]

Predicting the population consequences of human disturbance for Ringed Plovers Charadrius hiaticula: a game theory approach

Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) Science Article 2 abstract Human disturbance and its potential impacts upon bird populations are currently topical and contentious issues for conservationists. Although many studies have revealed a behavioural impact, or even direct effect on breeding success or survival, these cannot usually be extended to predict the impact on population size. Here […]

Different timing of autumn migration of two Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula subspecies through the southern Baltic revealed by biometric analysis

Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) Science Article 1 abstract Ringed Plovers were trapped in Puck Bay (southern Baltic) between 1983 and 2002 during autumn migration. In adults a clear decrease of mean wing and bill lengths occurred between the third decade (ten-day period) of July and the first decade of August. A similar pattern was observed […]

Chick punishmenat ndc hicka doptionin NorthernLapwing

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Science Article 10 abstract In Northern Lapwings Vanellus vanellus female-female aggression is common in polygynous ma-tings (Liker & Szekely 1997, G. B. Gr0nst0limpubi.), and leads to discrete female territorieswithin the territories of polygynous males (J. E. Hafs-mo unpubl.). Female territories are maintainedthroughout the chick-rearing period Byrkjedal, I. et al., Ornis Fenn. […]

Predation on Northe rn Lapwing Vanellus vanellus nests : the effect of population density and spatial distribution of nests.

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Science Article 3 abstract The effects of population density, nest pattern , size of nest aggregations and position of nests within aggregations on preda ti on rates were an alysed in two Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus populations in agricultural l andscape in South Bohemia, Czech Republic, 1988-98 . Two sites ( […]

Conservation management of Lapwing Vanellus vanellus on lowland arable farmland in the UK

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Science Article 7 abstract Lapwing Vanellus vanellus is known to be declining throughout much of its UK breeding range. The ecological requirements of the species are well known and a variety of mechanisms exist which can be implemented to help recovery. Arable options within agri-environment schemes can be used to provide […]

ANTI-PREDATORY BEHAVIOR OF LAPWINGS: FIELD EVIDENCE OF DISCRIMINATIVE ABILITIES

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Science Article 13 abstract The responses of three species of lapwings (Charadriidae: Vanellus spp.) to various potential predators and physically similar non-predators were recorded in the field in Kenya and Venezuela to determine how responses varied with stimulus and context of encounter JEFFREY R. WALTERS, Wilson Bull., 102(l), 1990, pp. 49-70 […]

Components of fitness in Lapwings Vanellus vanellus and Black-tailed Godwits Limosa limosa during the breeding season: Do female body mass and egg size matter?

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Science Article 5 abstract Body mass of incubating females, their egg sizes, hatching success, hatchling masses and brood survival were recorded for individually colour-marked Lapwings Vanellus vanellus and Black-tailed Godwits Limosa limosa breeding on meadows in Kiskunsag National Park, 50 km south of Budapest, Hungary. We found no relationships between egg […]