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Title: Abandoned cropland as a habitat of the whinchat Saxicola rubetra in SW Poland

Subtitle:

Acta Ornithologica, vol. 39, no. 1 ; Odłogowane pola uprawne jako biotop pokląskwy - badania w południowo-zachodniej Polsce ; Whinchat in abandoned fields

Contributor:

Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences

Publisher:

Museum & Institute of Zoology

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

Bibliogr. p. 65 ; P. [59]-66 : ill. ; 27 cm ; Abstract. pol.

Abstract:

The study was carried out on 94 abandoned arable fields (0.1-83.5 ha) comprising a total area of 400 ha in the intensively farmed region of the Wrocław plain (54.8 km2, SW Poland). A total of 101 Whinchat territories were found in the study area, all of them in abandoned crop fields with a well-developed layer of dried perennials from the previous year (Tanacetum vulgare, Artemisia vulgaris, Solidago sp.). Whinchats occupied 56 (60%) of the 94 fields surveyed. The probability of a Whinchat occupying a particular field was closely related to its size: the probability of occupation was 50% in fields of about 1.8 ha, and rose to 100% in fields larger than 13 ha. Single males occupied thirty-eight territories (37.6%). The number of Whinchat territories per occupied abandoned field lay between 1 and 14. Thirty-three fields held only a single Whinchat territory. The density of Whinchat territories was negatively correlated with the size of an abandoned field. Single males inhabited the smallest fields.

Relation:

Acta Ornithologica

Volume:

39

Issue:

1

Start page:

59

End page:

66

Format:

text/xml

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:55509

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. patrz sygn. czas. P.257-39-1 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. patrz sygn. czas. P.4568-39-1 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

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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