Effect of Brood Size on Food Provisioning Rate in Common Kingfishers Alcedo atthis

  title={Effect of Brood Size on Food Provisioning Rate in Common Kingfishers Alcedo atthis},
  author={Martin {\vC}ech and Pavel {\vC}ech},
  pages={17 - 5}
We measured food provisioning to broods of Common Kingfishers Alcedo atthis. We collected regurgitated undigested fish remains from artificial nests. Using artificial nests ensured that fish remains originated from the current nesting period and were not a result of multiple use of a nest within one breeding season or between seasons. In total, 4722 specimens of 24 fish species were identified in six nests; the remains were used to estimate the mass of individual fish prey. Chicks were fed with… Expand
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