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Predation by domestic cats in rural areas of central Poland: an assessment based on two methods
Studies of cat trophic behaviour can be based on collections of the prey brought home or the prey eaten by cats (i.e. analyses of scat/gut contents). Both methods involve biases with respect toExpand
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Fluctuations of a Common Buzzard Buteo buteo Population in Central Poland
Abstract. Studies carried out in the vicinity of Rogów in central Poland showed a 47% rise in the population density of the Common Buzzard, inasmuch as the average number of breeding pairs in theExpand
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Mortality of vertebrates on a road crossing the Biebrza Valley (NE Poland)
Mortality of vertebrates was monitored on a local road running across Poland’s Biebrza River Valley during 2 years (August 2005–July 2006). On the basis of distance from the river and surroundingExpand
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The Small Mammals of Warsaw as Inferred from Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) Pellet Analyses
In order to estimate small mammal diversity in Warsaw we analysed pellets of tawny owls inhabiting green areas. Altogether we found 21 species of mammals (9 species in the city centre and 19 on theExpand
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Free-Ranging Domestic Dogs (Canis familiaris) in Central Poland: Density, Penetration Range and Diet Composition
ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to assess the density and diet composition of freeranging dogs in Poland. The study was conducted in a field and forest mosaic in the central part of the countryExpand
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Activity and exploration range of house cats in rural areas of central Poland.
Domestic cats are the most numerous predators in Poland. They are commonly kept at farms but hardly controlled, so penetrate freely wide range of habitats. The work aimed at determining the range ofExpand
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Long-Term Stability of Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) Population Despite Varying Environmental Conditions – a Case Study from Central Poland
Our aim was to determine dynamics in a population of tawny owls Strix aluco over 15-year period, in relation to year-to-year variation in environmental conditions. The research was carried out in aExpand
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Does the diet of an opportunistic raptor, the tawny owl Strix aluco, reflect long-term changes in bat abundance? A test in central Poland
The hypothesis tested concerned whether the diet of the tawny owl Strix aluco, as an opportunistic predator, does reflect increases in the density of bat populations in the owl's hunting areas. InExpand
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Disease-Induced Mortality Outweighs Hunting in Causing Wild Boar Population Crash After African Swine Fever Outbreak
African swine fever (ASF) has been spreading in the Eurasian continent for more than 10 years now. Although the course of ASF in domestic pigs and its negative economic impact on the pork industryExpand
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How protecting a suburban forest as a natural reserve effected small mammal communities
Restoration of mammal communities was studied between 1975–1984 and 2001–2009 (over ca. 30 years) in two suburban forests in central Poland: one protected as a natural reserve and one not protected.Expand
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