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Bird casualties on European roads - a review
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Title: Bird casualties on European roads - a review

Subtitle:

Acta Ornithologica, vol. 38, no. 2 ; Śmiertelność ptaków na drogach Europy

Contributor:

Polska Akademia Nauk. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii

Publisher:

Museum & Institute of Zoology

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

Bibliogr. p. 90-93 ; P. [77]-93 : ill. ; 27 cm ; Abstract in Polish. Taxa in Latin

Abstract:

Road traffic affects the natural environment in numerous ways. The most striking of these is the death of wild animals and birds as a result of collisions with moving vehicles. In this paper the available data on bird mortality on roads is reviewed. Estimates of annual mortality for some European countries (350 000 to 27 million birds), the monthly distribution of casualties, their distribution among sex and age classes, as well as the methods used in the study of this problem are presented. The species composition of birds killed in this way is compared for several countries. In western Europe sparrows and blackbirds are the species that most frequently die on the roads, but in Central and Eastern Europe not only sparrows but also corvids and barn swallows make up a high proportion of the victims. Analysis of the monthly distribution of casualties in 10 species shows this to differ between countries, probably because of the geographic variation of certain aspects of their biology (migration, breeding etc.). Several factors affecting the frequency of casualties are discussed, and some suggestions for the prevention of bird casualties are also given.

Relation:

Acta Ornithologica

Volume:

38

Issue:

2

Start page:

77

End page:

93

Detailed Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:45696

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.257-38-2 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. P.4568-38-2 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Restricted Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. Access only on terminals at the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 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

Projects co-financed by:

European Union. European Regional Development Fund ; Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure

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