Category: Worldwide oriental region

Nest defence by Lapwings : observations on natural behaviour and an experiment.

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Science Article 6 abstract Lapwings Vanellus vanellus are ground-nesting waders and they protect their nests by aggressively attacking predators near their nests . We investigated the response of parents to natural predators and a dummy Hooded Crow Corvus [corone] cornix during the incubation period. First, we investigated whether the presumed value […]

Predator avoidance behaviour of a solitary Willet attacked by a Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Science Article 13 abstract During the non-breeding season, Willets Catoptrophorussemipalmatusu se a variety of tacticst o avoid predatorsa ndhave beenr eportedt o take flight, submergeth emselvesinwater, and hide in or near marsh vegetation JOSEPH B. BUCHANAN, Bulletin 104 August 2004 Download article download full text (pdf)

Gliding flight: speed and acceleration of ideal falcons during diving and pull out

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Science Article 8 abstract Some falcons, such as peregrines (Falco peregrinus), attack their prey in the air at the end of high-speed dives and are thought to be the fastest of animals. Estimates of their top speed in a dive range up to 157ms?1, although speeds this high have never been […]

Nest-site overlap and coexistence between Bonelli’s Eagle (Hiera tus fasciatus) and Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) in an area of simpatry.

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Science Article 2 abstract Nest-site selection has been compared between the populations of Bonellis Eagle (29 pairs) and Peregrine Falcon (35 pairs) in an area of simpatry in Southeastern Spain (Granada province). 18 variables evaluating habitat humanisation, physiography, intraspecific and interspecific distances and vegetation (Appendix 1) were compared between both species […]

Population size and factors affecting the density of the Peregrine Falcon in Spain

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Science Article 3 abstract By means of bibliographical searches and requests of unpublished information from ornithologists and public administrations all over the country, the population size estimate of the Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus in Spain is updated. Spanish population is estimated at 2435-2743 pairs, which represents a mean density of 5.1 […]

The Distribution and Conservation Status of the Gull-billed Tern ( Gelochelidon nilotica ) in North America

Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) Science Article 2 abstract The Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) has until recently received little conservation and managementattention within North America despite a relatively low overall population size and significant declines inparts of the breeding range. This lack of attention may stem in part from the wide distribution of the species, encompassingparts […]

Fledgling sex ratio variation in colonies of Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica

Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) Science Article 1 abstract Fisher (1930) predicted that natural selectionshould favour equal parental investmentin male and female offspring, and that populationsex ratios at the end of the period ofparental care should be inversely related to thecost of producing individuals of each sex if fitnessreturns from investment in sons and daughtersare similar. […]

Moonlight’s influence on predator/prey interactions between short-eared owls (Asio tlammeus) and deermice (Peromyscus maniculatus)

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) Science Article 1 abstract This study examines the effect of moonlight intensity on deermouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) vulnerability to predation by short-eared owls (Asio flammeus). Three nocturnal light intensities, labeled new moon, quarter moon, and full moon, were simulated in a flight chamber. Deermouse activity was observed and measured by an index […]

The known history and movements of the Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii in South Africa and the western Indian Ocean

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Foraging Habitat and Chick Diets of Roseate Tern, Sterna dougallii, Breeding on Country Island, Nova Scotia

Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii) Science Article 2 abstract Breeding seabirds are threatened by human activities that affect nesting and foraging habitat.In Canada, one of the seabirds most at risk of extirpation is the Roseate Tern, Sterna dougallii. Althoughcritical nesting habitat has been identified for the Roseate Tern in Canada, its foraging locations and thediet of […]