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Nest-site selection and predation in Savi’s Warblers, Locustella luscinioides.

Neto, Julio LU (2008) In Bird Study 53(2). p.171-176
Abstract
Capsule: Savi’s Warblers preferred sites dominated by high and dense Juncus and Rubus with thick litter, and avoided pure reeds; predation was higher in sites with less litter.

Aim: To describe nest-site selection and identify which habitat and nest features influence predation risk.

Methods: Comparisons were made between habitat characteristics measured at nest-sites and random points, and between predated and successful nests.

Results: Total vegetation cover, litter thickness, habitat type, undergrowth height and undergrowth cover, which were higher or denser at nest-sites, were the most important variables influencing the distribution of Savi’s Warbler nests. Nests were most often predated in sites with low... (More)
Capsule: Savi’s Warblers preferred sites dominated by high and dense Juncus and Rubus with thick litter, and avoided pure reeds; predation was higher in sites with less litter.

Aim: To describe nest-site selection and identify which habitat and nest features influence predation risk.

Methods: Comparisons were made between habitat characteristics measured at nest-sites and random points, and between predated and successful nests.

Results: Total vegetation cover, litter thickness, habitat type, undergrowth height and undergrowth cover, which were higher or denser at nest-sites, were the most important variables influencing the distribution of Savi’s Warbler nests. Nests were most often predated in sites with low litter thickness.

Conclusion: Savi’s Warblers are dependent on the presence of dense low vegetation and litter for nesting, which should be maintained close to or within reed-beds for their benefit. (Less)
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171 - 176
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British Trust for Ornithology
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0006-3657
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10.1080/00063650609461430
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  abstract     = {Capsule: Savi’s Warblers preferred sites dominated by high and dense Juncus and Rubus with thick litter, and avoided pure reeds; predation was higher in sites with less litter.<br/><br>
Aim: To describe nest-site selection and identify which habitat and nest features influence predation risk.<br/><br>
Methods: Comparisons were made between habitat characteristics measured at nest-sites and random points, and between predated and successful nests.<br/><br>
Results: Total vegetation cover, litter thickness, habitat type, undergrowth height and undergrowth cover, which were higher or denser at nest-sites, were the most important variables influencing the distribution of Savi’s Warbler nests. Nests were most often predated in sites with low litter thickness.<br/><br>
Conclusion: Savi’s Warblers are dependent on the presence of dense low vegetation and litter for nesting, which should be maintained close to or within reed-beds for their benefit.},
  author       = {Neto, Julio},
  issn         = {0006-3657},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {171--176},
  publisher    = {British Trust for Ornithology},
  series       = {Bird Study},
  title        = {Nest-site selection and predation in Savi’s Warblers, Locustella luscinioides.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00063650609461430},
  volume       = {53},
  year         = {2008},
}