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A simulation model of the effect of mowing of agricultural grassland on the breeding success of the corncrake (Crex crex)
The corncrake has been declining in numbers and distribution in Britain for more than 100 years. Meadows mowed for hay or silage are the most frequent habitat and nests and broods placed there areExpand
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Breeding biology and seasonal abundance of Lappet‐faced Vultures Torgos tracheliotus in western Saudi Arabia
Lappet-faced Vultures Torgos tracheliotus utilizing a 2200-km2, fenced, protected area in western Saudi Arabia were studied over 4 years. Numbers fluctuated seasonally from minima of c. 30Expand
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The Decline of the Corncrake Crex crex in Britain and Ireland in Relation to Habitat Change
Censuses of singing male corncrakes Crex crex (L.) in 1978/79 and 1988 on agricultural land in Britain and Ireland indicated that numbers had, on average, declined by 30% during this time period inExpand
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The effect of rainfall and habitat on abundance and diversity of birds in a fenced protected area in the central Saudi Arabian desert
Abstract Factors influencing avian abundance and diversity in central Saudi Arabia were investigated over a 28-month period using walked belt transects in five local habitat types in a 2200 km 2Expand
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Metabolic costs of dominance in dippers, Cinclus cinclus
Abstract Abstract. The status of temporarily captive dippers was assessed in a laboratory arena with dyads competing for access to a perch. In this way dominance scores and a dominance ranking wereExpand
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Dominance and survival of dippers Cinclus cinclus
Abstract Survival of dippers Cinclus cinclus in the wild was studied in relation to their dominance. Dominance was assessed amongst groups of temporary captives in a laboratory arena. Adults tendedExpand
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Sex differences in the behaviour and measurements of Corncrakes Crex crex in Scotland
Radio‐tagged Corncrakes which incubated clutches and/or accompanied broods of chicks were not observed to sing. Birds which sang did not give parental care. Dissection of two birds which had beenExpand
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Roost selection by Pink-footed Anser brachyrhynchus and Greylag A. anser Geese in East Central Scotland
The choice of winter roosts made by Pink-footed and Greylag Geese in Strathallan and Strathearn was examined over seven and three winters respectively. In Strathallan both species roosted on aExpand
On the ecology and behaviour of the Arabian Woodpecker Picoides dorae
Abstract The Arabian Woodpecker Picoides dorae inhabits a variety of woodland types, ranging from very open to rather dense. Acacias are preferred for foraging and junipers are largely unexploited.Expand
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