Object

Title: Habitat use by the partridge Perdix perdix during the breeding season in the diversified agricultural landscape of western Poland

Creator:

Panek, Marek ; Kamieniarz, Robert (1963– )

Date issued/created:

2000

Resource type:

Text

Subtitle:

Acta Ornithologica, vol. 35, no. 2 ; Wykorzystywanie przez kuropatwy w okresie lęgowym biotopów w zróżnicowanym krajobrazie rolniczym zachodniej Polski

Contributor:

Polska Akademia Nauk. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii

Publisher:

Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

Bibliogr. p. 188 ; P. [183]-189 ; 27 cm ; Abstract in Polish

Type of object:

Journal/Article

Abstract:

The study was carried out in 1994-96 in an area of western Poland where field sizes range widely - from <1 to 50 ha. The spring population density of Partridges was estimated by call counts on 1 km2 study plots. The landscape structure was described by the proportion of crops and orchards, the number of arable fields and the length of permanent cover with spontaneous vegetation. Radio-tagged individuals (24 pairs and 6 single males) were tracked during the breeding season. The Partridge density in the study plots ranged from 0 to 7.7 pairs per km2, and increased with the number of fields per km2 and the proportion of small orchards among the arable fields. Radio-tagged pairs on small fields (<10 ha) preferred field edges with permanent treeless plant cover and edges without permanent plant cover. On large fields (>10 ha), a preference was shown for field edges with both wooded and treeless permanent plant cover. Partridges avoided the centres of both types of fields. Preferred nesting sites were in permanent plant cover and orchards; crops were used less frequently than expected. The spring carrying capacity of the field habitat for Partridges was dependent on the availability of field edges, including those devoid of permanent plant cover.

Relation:

Acta Ornithologica

Volume:

35

Issue:

2

Start page:

183

End page:

189

Detailed Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:45264

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.257, Vol. 35, No 2 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. P.4568, Vol. 35, No 2 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng ; pol

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

Projects co-financed by:

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

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