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Diet composition and prey choice of New Zealand falcons nesting in anthropogenic and natural habitats
In a biodiversity conservation exercise a native raptor has been reintroduced to Marlborough, a wine- growing area in New Zealand's South Island, on the assumption that the abundant passerinesExpand
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Effects of introducing threatened falcons into vineyards on abundance of passeriformes and bird damage to grapes.
Agricultural landscapes are becoming an important focus of animal conservation, although initiatives to conserve predators to date have rarely provided economic benefits to agricultural producers. WeExpand
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Agricultural land use, barn owl diet, and vertebrate pest control implications
Abstract Barn owls ( Tyto alba ) are the most widespread raptor species on Earth, and because they are thought to provide natural vertebrate pest control services, farmers in some agriculturalExpand
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New Zealand Falcon nests suffer lower predation in agricultural habitat than in natural habitat
Summary Introduced mammalian predators have been implicated in the majority of avian extinctions on oceanic islands around the globe. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the decimated New ZealandExpand
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Gopherbusters? A Review of the Candidacy of Barn Owls as the Ultimate Natural Pest Control Option
Author(s): Kross, Sara M.; Baldwin, Roger A. | Abstract: While many raptor species consume rodent pests, the behaviors and habits of barn owls make them particularly suitable candidates forExpand
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A bustle in the hedgerow: Woody field margins boost on farm avian diversity and abundance in an intensive agricultural landscape
Abstract Considerable funding has been allocated to conservation management of non-crop habitat in agricultural landscapes, particularly field margin habitat such as hedgerows. Evaluation of theExpand
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A portable low‐cost remote videography system for monitoring wildlife
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We describe a digital video-based remote videography design that costs under USD 900 and requires relatively minimal maintenance. Expand
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Farmer Perceptions and Behaviors Related to Wildlife and On‐Farm Conservation Actions
Policy makers are increasingly encouraging farmers to protect or enhance habitat on their farms for wildlife conservation. However, a lack of knowledge of farmers’ opinions toward wildlife can leadExpand
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Effects of Field and Landscape Scale Habitat on Insect and Bird Damage to Sunflowers
Agriculture-dominated landscapes harbor significantly diminished biodiversity. Woody vegetation along field margins can provide farmers with ecosystem services and benefit biodiversity. However, whenExpand
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New Zealand falcon prey selection may not be driven by preference based on prey nutritional content
Little is known about how diurnal raptors, as apex predators, select their prey. It has been hypothesised that they are opportunistic, taking prey according to availability, and that they select preyExpand
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