Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) predation on tits (Parus spp.)
The present research was conducted to assess the effect of Sparrowhawk predation on the tit population of Wytham Woods, Oxford.
Chapter 1 describes the history of the Wytham hawk population until this study began and the nesting biology of the hawks during the study. Six to nine pairs of hawks settled in the wood each year, but reproductive success was low due to pesticide contamination.
Chapter 2 shows that tit nesting success was reduced when they nested near hawk nests. C...Expand abstract
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