Factors affecting breeding habitat selection in a cliff-nesting peregrine Falco peregrinus population

@article{Brambilla2005FactorsAB,
  title={Factors affecting breeding habitat selection in a cliff-nesting peregrine Falco peregrinus population},
  author={Mattia Brambilla and Diego Rubolini and Franca Guidali},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
  year={2005},
  volume={147},
  pages={428-435}
}
We studied factors affecting breeding habitat selection in a population of cliff-nesting peregrines Falco peregrinus across multiple spatial levels (cliff site, cliff context and land-use of the surrounding landscape), over a 2,100 km2 study area in the Alps (Italy and Switzerland). We detected 30 breeding pairs (density: 1.43 territorial pairs/100 km2), whose territories were uniformly distributed over the study area. We compared 15 habitat features characterising occupied cliffs and 30… 

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