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We gathered data for a four-year period (2004–2007) on the nesting ecology and reproductive performance of Eleonora’s falcon in the Aegean Sea. We investigated in an indirect way the relation between clutch size and pre-laying food availability, the significance of site and pair quality on productivity, and the effects of habitat and intraspecific(More)
The low prevalence of blood parasites in some bird species may be related to the habitats they frequent, the inexistence of the right host-parasite assemblage or the immunological capacity of the host. Here, we assess the parasite load of breeding populations of Eleonora’s falcon (Falco eleonorae), a medium-sized long-distance migratory raptor that breeds(More)
Eleonora’s Falcon (Falco eleonorae) is an endemic breeder of the Mediterranean Sea and the Canary Islands that overwinters in Madagascar and surrounding areas. Recent telemetry studies have revealed the migratory journey of falcons from the western and central Mediterranean breeding colonies. Our study complements the puzzle of the species’ migration(More)
We show that the optical and electrical properties of microcrystalline silicon (μc-Si:H) deposited by the VHF-GD technique at 110 MHz can considerably be tuned by changing the dilution ratio of silane to hydrogen. With increasing silane dilution we observe enhanced optical absorption for energies below 2 eV due to the transition of the material from(More)
Eleonora’s Falcon breeds colonially on small islands of the Mediterranean Sea and Macaronesia. Despite the wealth of papers highlighting the importance of nesting characteristics on this species’ breeding performance, few have addressed the issue of nest-site selection explicitly. In this paper, we develop presence–absence and presence-pseudoabsence models(More)
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