Prey selection by nesting House Martins Delichon urbica Linné, 1758 (Aves: Hirundinidae) in Algiers suburbs (Algeria).

@article{Merzouki2014PreySB,
  title={Prey selection by nesting House Martins Delichon urbica Linn{\'e}, 1758 (Aves: Hirundinidae) in Algiers suburbs (Algeria).},
  author={Youcef Merzouki and Karim Souttou and Makhlouf Sekour and Samia Daoudi-Hacini and Salaheddine Doumandji},
  journal={Comptes rendus biologies},
  year={2014},
  volume={337 1},
  pages={53-61}
}
The diet of the House Martin Delichon urbica was analyzed in a suburban area in Pins maritimes, northeast of Algiers (Algeria). The diet was determined by analyzing 120 faecal samples collected from a breeding colony between April and September 2007. Insects were the most numerous prey types (99.86%). Hymenopterans were the dominant preys (56.99%), followed by Coleopterans (20.14%), Homopterans (14.22%), Heteropterans (5.45%), and Dipterans (3.10%). Division of the prey items into families… CONTINUE READING
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