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Reaction to Playback and Density Estimations of Syrian Woodpeckers Dendrocopos syriacus in Agricultural Areas of South-Eastern Poland
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Title: Reaction to Playback and Density Estimations of Syrian Woodpeckers Dendrocopos syriacus in Agricultural Areas of South-Eastern Poland

Creator:

Michalczuk, Jerzy ; Michalczuk, Monika

Date issued/created:

2006

Resource Type:

Journal

Subtitle:

Reakcje na stymulację głosową oraz ocena zagęszczenia dzięcioła białoszyjego w krajobrazie rolniczym południowo-wschodniej Polski ; Reaction to playback and density estimations of the Syrian Woodpecker

Contributor:

Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences

Publisher:

Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences

Place of publishing:

Warsaw

Description:

pg(s) 33–39

Abstract:

The numbers and density of Syrian Woodpeckers were estimated in a synanthropic environment in an area of 238 km2 in SE Poland during 2003–2005. The combined cartographic method together with voice stimulation (playback) was used during the study. The birds' reaction to the playback was also assessed. It was found that the woodpeckers reacted most strongly to voice stimulation in March and April, which led to a high rate of discovering breeding sites during this period. During the breeding period (May-June) the birds reacted less strongly to playback, which significantly decreased our ability to find their territories. The woodpeckers most often reacted to vocal provocation by drumming and emitting alarm calls, which permitted rapid confirmation of the birds' presence in their territories. During the three years of the study, respectively 29, 41 and 35 Syrian Woodpecker breeding pairs were confirmed, giving a mean density of 1.2–1.7 pairs/10 km2 for the entire study area, and 13.8–19.5 pairs/10 km2 calculated for the area of optimal habitat, such as orchards, tree lines and the scattered tree growth associated with human settlements (21 km2). The densities noted are among the highest found in both Poland and Europe.

Relation:

Acta Ornithologica

Volume:

41

Issue:

1

Start page:

33

End page:

39

Format:

text/xml

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:55561 ; oai:rcin.org.pl:55561 ; 10.3161/068.041.0109

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 - Restricted Access

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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

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

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