Ciconiiformes Nesting on Trees in Cereal-Dominated Farmlands: Importance of Scattered Trees for Heronries in Lowland Nepal

  title={Ciconiiformes Nesting on Trees in Cereal-Dominated Farmlands: Importance of Scattered Trees for Heronries in Lowland Nepal},
  author={Roshila Koju and Bijaya Laxmi Maharjan and Kamal Raj Gosai and Swati Kittur and K. S. Gopi Sundar},
  pages={355 - 453}
Abstract. Cereal farming is on the increase globally, and trees on these agricultural landscapes are selectively removed by farmers. Waterbird populations, supported on many cereal farmlands, need trees to place heronries and can be impacted by farmers' habits. In a cereal-dominated landscape in lowland Nepal, a landscape-scale field design was used to quantify characteristics of existing trees (density, species, girth, height), and contrasted against heronry trees to understand how choice of… 

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