Feral pigeons as a nest competitor for a small seabird

  title={Feral pigeons as a nest competitor for a small seabird},
  author={Beneharo Rodr{\'i}guez and Airam Rodr{\'i}guez and Felipe Siverio and Juan Manuel Mart{\'i}nez and Enrique Sacramento and Yarci Acosta},
Due to their life-history traits, the petrels are particularly sensitive to predation by introduced species. Therefore, many populations have constricted their original breeding distribution range, currently only occupying predator-free sites. In this scenario, interspecific competition for nesting sites can be detrimental for the petrel’ conservation. Here, we evaluate how the presence of introduced mammals (cats Felis catus and rats Rattus spp.) and potential competitors for nest sites… Expand