AVIAN PREDATION RISK MODIFIES BREEDING BIRD COMMUNITY ON A FARMLAND AREA

@article{Suhonen1994AVIANPR,
  title={AVIAN PREDATION RISK MODIFIES BREEDING BIRD COMMUNITY ON A FARMLAND AREA},
  author={J. Suhonen and K. Norrdahl and E. Korpim{\"a}ki},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={1994},
  volume={75},
  pages={1626-1634}
}
In farmland areas of western Finland more than four-fifths of breeding birds are migratory species, mostly small passerines. Migrants arrive at their breeding areas later than their main avian predators, European Kestrels (Falco tinnunculus). We provide ev- idence that avian predators are a major factor modifying the breeding bird assemblage of a large field. The distribution of kestrels (hence, predation) was manipulated using nest boxes, which are the only nesting places in open farmland. We… Expand
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