Biometry, habitat distribution and breeding success in the Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca

@article{Lundberg1981BiometryHD,
  title={Biometry, habitat distribution and breeding success in the Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca},
  author={Arne Lundberg and Rauno V. Alatalo and Allan Carlson and Staffan Ulfstrand and Arne Lundberg and Allan Carlson and Staffan Ulfstrand},
  journal={Ornis scandinavica},
  year={1981},
  volume={12},
  pages={68}
}
Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca Pall. populations in deciduous and coniferous habitats around Uppsala, Central Sweden, were compared. In deciduous as compared to coniferous habitat, males, but not females, were larger, territories were occupied and egg laying started one week earlier, and final breeding success was higher. The size-related assortment of individuals upon the two habitats was interpreted as the outcome of competitive interactions. This finding and the lower reproductive… Expand
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