The effect of corvid shooting on the populations of owls, kestrels and cuckoos in Cyprus, with notes on corvid diet

@article{Hadjisterkotis2005TheEO,
  title={The effect of corvid shooting on the populations of owls, kestrels and cuckoos in Cyprus, with notes on corvid diet},
  author={E. Hadjisterkotis},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Jagdwissenschaft},
  year={2005},
  volume={49},
  pages={50-60}
}
SummaryOn the island of Cyprus the magpiePica pica, the hooded crowCorvus corone cornix, and the jackdawCorvus monedula have long been considered serious predators of gamebirds and pests of agriculture. They may be shot during the hunting season, but also during the nesting season, when birds and nests are shot for population control. The study confirms that old nests of magpies and hooded crows are used for nesting by the long-eared owlAsio otus, which is a rare resident breeder. The shooting… Expand
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