Diet and Feeding Habitats of Camargue Dabbling Ducks: What Has Changed Since the 1960s?

  title={Diet and Feeding Habitats of Camargue Dabbling Ducks: What Has Changed Since the 1960s?},
  author={A. L. Brochet and J. B. Mouronval and Philippe Aubry and Michel Gauthier‐Clerc and Andy J. Green and Herv{\'e} Fritz and Matthieu Guillemain},
Abstract. In the Camargue (southern France), drastic changes in wetlands have occurred (notably extension of agriculture and salt extraction) since the 1960s, which affect the resources available to migratory waterbirds. Winter diets of Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) and Teal (A. crecca) in 2006–2008 were assessed by analyses of gullet contents. Using PCA-based methods, duck diets were described and the main feeding habitats used by each duck species were then determined with a typology… 
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