Feeding ecology and life history variation of the blue tit in Mediterranean deciduous and sclerophyllous habitats

  title={Feeding ecology and life history variation of the blue tit in Mediterranean deciduous and sclerophyllous habitats},
  author={Jacques Blondel and Alain Dervieux and Marie Maistre and Philippe Perret},
High variation in laying date and clutch size of the blue tit between a Mediterranean mixed habitat on the mainland, southern France, and a sclerophyllous habitat on the island of Corsica is hypothesized to be related to differences in the food supply. The diet of the nestlings and feeding frequencies were studied using camera nestboxes and electronic chronographs. Food items brought to the nestlings were much more diverse on Corsica than on the mainland, including many fewer caterpillars and a… CONTINUE READING
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