Effect of Rubbish Dumps on Breeding Success in the White Stork in Southern Spain

  title={Effect of Rubbish Dumps on Breeding Success in the White Stork in Southern Spain},
  author={Francisco S. Tortosa and Juan M. Caballero and Joaqu{\'i}n L. Reyes‐L{\'o}pez},
Abstract Rubbish dumps provide an extra and constant food source for many birds. The White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) is one of the species that have taken advantage of these new foraging areas both during breeding season and during the winter. This study analyzes data collected in the Spanish province of Cordoba throughout five years between 1992 and 1998 on the biology and breeding success of the White Stork and the influence of rubbish dumps. Breeding success varied significantly between years… 

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