Diet of nestling Linnets (Acanthis cannabina L.)

  title={Diet of nestling Linnets (Acanthis cannabina L.)},
  author={M C Eybert and Pierre Constant},
  journal={Journal f{\"u}r Ornithologie},
The diet of nestling linnets (Acanthis cannabina) living on a heathland in Brittany (France) was studied by faecal pellet analysis during the 1982 and 1983 breeding seasons. Seeds composed the main part of the diet. According to month,Taraxacum officinale (Compositae),Stellaria media (Caryophyllaceae),Brassica napus (Cruciferae),Anthoxantum odoratum (Gramineae) andEuphorbia helioscopia (Euphorbiaceae) dominated. Nestling age and brood size influenced parents' food selection, especially seed… CONTINUE READING