Object

Title: Competition for nest sites between the starling Sturnus vulgaris and other cavity nesters - study in forest park

Creator:

Mazgajski, Tomasz D.

Date issued/created:

2000

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Acta Ornithologica, vol. 35, no. 1 ; Konkurencja o miejsca gniazdowe między szpakiem a innymi dziuplakami - dane wstępne

Contributor:

Polska Akademia Nauk. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii ; Meeting of the European Ornithologists' Union (2 ; 1999 ; Gdańsk)

Publisher:

Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

Referat wygłoszony na Second Meeting of the European Ornithologists' Union ; Bibliogr. p. 106-107 ; P. [103]-107 ; 27 cm ; Abstract in Polish. Taxa in Latin

Abstract:

Three species of cavity nesters potentially competitive with the Starling - the Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major, Middle Spotted Woodpecker D. medius and Nuthatch Sitta europaea were studied in the years 1997-1999 in the M3ociny forest park, Warsaw, Poland. The number of suitable nest sites for Starlings and competitive pressure were manipulated by increasing or decreasing the availability of nest boxes. Increased nest-site competition did not lead to significant changes in number among the studied species. The Starling was found to take over up to 25% of holes chosen by Nuthatches for breeding. Increased availability of nest sites did not protect Nuthatches from cavity losses, but reduced their frequency. Only 20% of Nuthatch pairs that lost their holes renested successfully in the same breeding season. No impact of Starlings on breeding woodpeckers was noted. Differences in Starling competitive pressure between Europe and North America are discussed.

Relation:

Acta Ornithologica

Volume:

35

Issue:

1

Start page:

103

End page:

107

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:45253

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.257, Vol. 35, No 1 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. P.4568, Vol. 35, No 1 ; 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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