Regional, seasonal and annual variations in the structure of Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritime populations in Britain

@article{Nicoll2008RegionalSA,
  title={Regional, seasonal and annual variations in the structure of Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritime populations in Britain},
  author={M. Nicoll and R. W. Summers and L. Underhill and K. Brockie and R. Rae},
  journal={Ibis},
  year={2008},
  volume={130},
  pages={221-233}
}
  • M. Nicoll, R. W. Summers, +2 authors R. Rae
  • Published 2008
  • Geography
  • Ibis
  • Samples of Purple Sandpipers were captured around the coasts of Britain. Analysis of their bill-length distributions enabled the sex ratios and percentages of ‘long-billed’ and ‘short-billed’ birds at each locality to be estimated. The sex ratio for the ‘long-billed’ population was estimated to be one female to 2–11 males, and one female to 1 -34 males for the ‘short-billed’ population. During winter, proportionately more ‘long-billed’ birds occurred in northern and western Scotland, Wales and… CONTINUE READING
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