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Wintering Swans Cygnus spp. and Coot Fulica atra in the Öresund, South Sweden, in relation to available food Resources.

Nilsson, Leif LU (2005) In Ornis Svecica 15. p.13-21
Abstract
In connection with the building of a Fixed Link (bridge –
artificial island – tunnel) between Sweden and Denmark
intensive studies of waterfowl and benthic fauna and flora
in the Öresund were undertaken as a part of the Environmental
Impact Assessment Study. This paper analysis
the occurrences of staging and wintering herbivores (i.e.
Mute Swan Cygnus olor and Coot Fulica atra) in relation
to available food resources. It was concluded that the
proportion of Zostera and Ruppia consumed by the birds
during September–March was about 10% of the available
standing crop in the autumn or less. During ice-periods
large parts of the available feeding areas are covered by
ice, and during an extended... (More)
In connection with the building of a Fixed Link (bridge –
artificial island – tunnel) between Sweden and Denmark
intensive studies of waterfowl and benthic fauna and flora
in the Öresund were undertaken as a part of the Environmental
Impact Assessment Study. This paper analysis
the occurrences of staging and wintering herbivores (i.e.
Mute Swan Cygnus olor and Coot Fulica atra) in relation
to available food resources. It was concluded that the
proportion of Zostera and Ruppia consumed by the birds
during September–March was about 10% of the available
standing crop in the autumn or less. During ice-periods
large parts of the available feeding areas are covered by
ice, and during an extended ice-period in 1995/1996 the
calculated food consumption for the ice-free areas was
of the same magnitude as the calculated standing crop
of food plants. (Less)
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  abstract     = {In connection with the building of a Fixed Link (bridge –<br/>artificial island – tunnel) between Sweden and Denmark<br/>intensive studies of waterfowl and benthic fauna and flora<br/>in the Öresund were undertaken as a part of the Environmental<br/>Impact Assessment Study. This paper analysis<br/>the occurrences of staging and wintering herbivores (i.e.<br/>Mute Swan Cygnus olor and Coot Fulica atra) in relation<br/>to available food resources. It was concluded that the<br/>proportion of Zostera and Ruppia consumed by the birds<br/>during September–March was about 10% of the available<br/>standing crop in the autumn or less. During ice-periods<br/>large parts of the available feeding areas are covered by<br/>ice, and during an extended ice-period in 1995/1996 the<br/>calculated food consumption for the ice-free areas was<br/>of the same magnitude as the calculated standing crop<br/>of food plants.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Leif},
  issn         = {1102-6812},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {13--21},
  publisher    = {Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening},
  series       = {Ornis Svecica},
  title        = {Wintering Swans <em>Cygnus spp</em>. and Coot <em>Fulica atra</em> in the Öresund, South Sweden, in relation to available food Resources.},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2005},
}