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Title: Food Transfer in Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus During Courtship

Creator:

Wiącek, Jarosław

Date issued/created:

2006

Resource Type:

Journal

Subtitle:

Transfery pokarmu u błotniaka łąkowego w okresie godowym ; Short notes

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) 88–91

Abstract:

Male Montagu's Harriers delivered prey to their mates by ground and aerial transfer. Between 1992 and 1995, 365 cases of food pass behaviour were recorded (0.47 transfer per observation hour) on calcareous marshes near Chełm in eastern Poland. All of them were observed inside the territory. Ground transfer was dominant at the beginning of the pre-laying period during the time of pair formation. In the courtship season 107 ground transfers (29%) were observed (0.2 per hour). Aerial transfers were observed in 258 cases (71%, 0.41 per hour). The efficiency of aerial food pass was 98% (only five passes ended in the loss of food), that of ground transfer was 100%. Food transfer was strongly correlated with copulation, especially after ground transfer. The number of ground transfers of food was correlated with average time of sky-dancing in males.

Relation:

Acta Ornithologica

Volume:

41

Issue:

1

Start page:

88

End page:

91

Format:

text/xml

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:55582 ; 10.3161/068.041.0104

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

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

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