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Title:

Does Habitat Structure Affect Body Condition of Nestlings? A Case Study with Woodland Great Tits Parus major

Subtitle:

Wpływ struktury środowiska na kondycję piskląt bogatki ; Short notes

Creator:

Sánchez, Sara ; Javier Cuervo, José ; Moreno, Eulalia

Contributor:

Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences

Publisher:

Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences ; Natura Optima Dux Foundation

Place of publishing:

Warsaw

Date issued/created:

2007

Description:

pg(s) 200–204

Subject and Keywords:

forest structure ; haematocrit ; haemoparasites ; mature forest ; nestling condition ; Great Tit ; Parus major ; bogatka zwyczajna ; bogatka ; sikora bogatka

Abstract:

A large number of studies have demonstrated that habitat characteristics have a huge impact on all aspects of animal life history. This hypothesis predicts a relationship between habitat structure and the main components of fitness and, consequently, also predicts a relationship between habitat structure and other traits indirectly related to fitness, such as condition or health. We tested whether there was any relationship between the characteristics of a pine forest in the Iberian Peninsula and the condition of Great Tit nestlings reared in that forest. The parameters used to estimate nestling condition were weight, haematocrit and the presence of haemoparasites. The results suggest that mature forests produced nestlings in better condition but with a higher prevalence of haemoparasites than young forest, possibly because mature forests are a good habitat for both the bird and the parasite vector.

Relation:

Acta Ornithologica

Volume:

42

Issue:

2

Start page:

200

End page:

204

Resource Type:

Journal

Format:

text/xml

Resource Identifier:

10.3161/068.042.0204

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.257 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. P.4568 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Language of abstract:

pol ; eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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