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Winter habitat associations of seed-eating passerines on Scottish farmland

Extensive surveys highlighted the importance of weedy fodder brassicas, stubbles and open farmland landscapes to declining birds...

Date
01 January 2003
RSPB Authors
Dr Mark Hancock, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Hancock, M. H. and colleagues
Published in
Bird Study
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Scotland Agriculture UK species

Winter habitat selection by Marsh Tits Poecile palustris in a British woodland

Radio-tracking and remote sensing showed Marsh Tits selected for English Oak Quercus robur trees within large winter home-ranges. To investigate winter habitat selection by Marsh Tits in a British wood, testing for preferences in tree ...

Date
21 July 2014
RSPB Authors
Paul Bellamy
Authors
Broughton, R.K., Bellamy, P.E., Hill, R.A. & Hinsley, S.A.
Published in
Bird Study
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Marsh tit England UK species

Winter population size and habitat selection of Crested Tits

Estimates of the number of winter social groups of Crested Tits in Scotland ranged from 2300 (95% CL 1300-3900) to 3300 (95% CL 2000-5200) during a survey over three winters in ancient native pinewood...

Date
01 January 1999
RSPB Authors
Dr Ron Summers
Authors
Summers, R. W. and colleagues
Published in
Bird Study
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Crested tit

Winter social organisation of Marsh Tits in Britain

We investigated the winter social organisation of a population of British Marsh Tits, using radio-tracking, colour-ringing, and analysis of spatial and social relationships. The observed social structure was defined by adults and juveniles occupying individual but...

Date
16 September 2015
RSPB Authors
Paul Bellamy
Authors
Broughton, R.K., Bellamy, P., Hill, R.A. & Hinsley, S.A.
Published in
Acta Ornithologica 50: 11-21
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UK UK species Woodland

Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix nest provisioning rates are correlated with seasonal caterpillar availability in British Oak Quercus woodlands

Capsule: Maximum provisioning rates occurred during the seasonal peak in caterpillar availability, controlling for brood age and time of day. Aims: To determine if the seasonal availability of caterpillars influenced Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix nest provisioning rates ...

Date
28 April 2015
RSPB Authors
Dr Malcolm Burgess, Dr John Mallord
Authors
Whytock, R.C., Davis, D., R.T., W., Burgess, M.D., Minderman, J. & Mallord, J.
Published in
Bird Study
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Woodland

Wordbirds: Developing a web-based data collection system for the global monitoring of bird distribution and abundance

There is an urgent need to develop simple and effective methods for monitoring bird populations that are cheap to deploy in resource-poor countries. This paper describes a newly developed system, provisionally...

Date
01 October 2005
RSPB Authors
Dr Paul Donald
Authors
Roberts, R.L., Donald, P.F. & Fisher, I.J.
Published in
Biodiversity and Conservation
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International Identifying problems New methods and technologies

You are what you have eaten: Stable-isotope analysis and conservation

Date
01 January 2000
RSPB Authors
Dr David Gibbons
Authors
Gibbons, David
Published in
British Birds
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UK

Status of the hen harrier Circus cyaneus in Scotland in 1988–89

A sample survey of Hen Harriers in 1988-89 was based on 10-km squares according to their category of proof of breeding in 1968-72. From this sample the Scottish population was estimated at 570+/-150 p...

Date
01 January 1993
Authors
Bibby, C. J. and colleagues
Published in
Bird Study
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Hen harrier