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The effects of illegal killing and destruction of nests by humans on the population dynamics of the hen harrier Circus cyaneus in Scotland
Breeding productivity, natal dispersal and survival of hen harriers Circus cyaneus were studied between 1988 and 1995 on moorland managed for sport shooting of red grouse, other heather moorland andExpand
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An experimental study of the effects of predation on the breeding productivity of capercaillie and black grouse
Summary 1 The capercaillie Tetrao urogallus and black grouse Tetrao tetrix are declining in the UK, and low breeding success has been identified as the key factor in the decline of the former.Expand
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Habitat selection and diet of the Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus in Abernethy Forest, Strathspey, Scotland
Capsule Woodland characteristics are important for fully grown birds and for broods. Aims To describe habitat selection and diet of the Capercaillie in ancient native pinewoods and Scots Pine PinusExpand
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Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus in Scotland - demography of a declining population
Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus numbers declined in Scottish forests between 1992 and 1997, although the rate (mean 16% per year, 95% CL 1-30%) differed among forests. Hens declined more quickly thanExpand
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Management proposals for bilberry in Scots pine woodland
The abundance and height of three common shrubs (bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus, cowberry V. vitis-idaea and heather Calluna vulgaris) in Scots pine Pinus sylvestris woodland in Scotland were studiedExpand
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Assortative mating and patterns of inheritance indicate that the three crossbill taxa in Scotland are species
There are three breeding taxa of crossbills in highland Scotland, the common crossbill Loxia curvirostra, parrot crossbill L. pytyopsittacus and endemic Scottish crossbill L. scotica. These taxa showExpand
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Point transect sampling with traps or lures
Summary 1 The ability to monitor abundance of animal populations is becoming increasingly important, in light of growing concerns over the loss of biodiversity through anthropogenic changes. AExpand
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Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus Nest Loss and Attendance at Abernethy Forest, Scotland
Improvement of breeding success is key to capercaillie Tetrao urogallus conservation in Scotland. However, factors affecting breeding success are not fully understood, including the cause of nestExpand
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Tree and cone selection by crossbills Loxia sp. and red squirrels Sciurus vulgaris at Abernethy forest, Strathspey
Abstract Tree and cone selection by crossbills and red squirrels foraging on Scots pine in winter at Abernethy Forest were described from the distribution of predated cones dropped under trees.Expand
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Testing prescribed fire as a tool to promote Scots pine Pinus sylvestris regeneration
Techniques for encouraging natural tree regeneration are of increasing interest to managers of Scots pine Pinus sylvestris forests. We tested prescribed fire at a management scale, with deer presentExpand
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