House Sparrows Associated with Reduced Cliff Swallow Nesting Success

@inproceedings{Leasure2010HouseSA,
  title={House Sparrows Associated with Reduced Cliff Swallow Nesting Success},
  author={Douglas R. Leasure and Ragupathy Kannan and Douglas A. James},
  year={2010}
}
Abstract We quantified the impact of nesting and roosting House Sparrows (Passer domesticus) on nesting success of Cliff Swallows (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) in colonies in western Arkansas in 2007 and 2008. Two sections of a large swallow colony under a bridge with House Sparrows were compared in 2007 to two sections with little House Sparrow usage. Nesting success of Cliff Swallows (percent of nests yielding at least 1 chick) was 61% in sections with low House Sparrow activity, significantly… Expand
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