Nest Size, Nest Building Behaviour and Breeding Success in a Species with Nest Reuse: The White Stork Ciconia ciconia

@inproceedings{Vergara2010NestSN,
  title={Nest Size, Nest Building Behaviour and Breeding Success in a Species with Nest Reuse: The White Stork Ciconia ciconia},
  author={Pablo M. Vergara and Oscar Gordo and Jos{\'e} I. Aguirre},
  year={2010}
}
Nest size and nest building behaviour affect individual fitness and thus, selection may act on these traits. Most data on nesting behaviour come from species that build a nest for each new breeding attempt, whereas almost nothing is known regarding nest reusers. Here, the association between nest size and nest building behaviour, and occupation date as well as breeding success of the white stork Ciconia ciconia, a migratory species with nest reuse, is presented. Large nests were occupied… 
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