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Foraging behaviour and habitat use in the European starling, Sturnus vulgaris, in an agricultural environment

Abstract:

Recent changes in agricultural practice have reduced the diversity of habitats for a number of bird species, including the European Starling Sturnus vulgaris. I investigated the distribution of a starling population on farmland, and related this distribution to the availability of suitable habitats by studying the foraging behaviour of individual birds.

I observed a preference of the overwintering flock for established pasture fields, particularly those which were closer t...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Life and Environmental Sciences Division
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Life and Environmental Sciences Division

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Publication date:
1994
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
603851059
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uuid:74a0c54e-86a0-4cf4-ab26-d82b305febc6
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td:603851059
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English
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