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Title: Breeding Biology of Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea canariensis on Tenerife, Canary Islands

Creator:

Rodríguez, Beneharo ; Rodríguez, Airam

Date issued/created:

2007

Resource Type:

Journal

Subtitle:

Biologia lęgów pliszki górskiej na Teneryfie (Wyspy Kanaryjskie) ; Short notes

Contributor:

Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences

Publisher:

Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences ; Natura Optima Dux Foundation

Place of publishing:

Warsaw

Description:

pg(s) 195–199

Abstract:

The paper reports on the breeding biology of the endemic subspecies of the Grey Wagtail in a human transformed area (banana plantations) on Tenerife (Canary Islands). Clutch size (3.96 ± 0.6) was lower than in continental zones, probably because of the climatic stability of the islands. Furthermore, the distance from the nest to the nearest water source and the length of the breeding season (late February—June) were greater than in other European populations. Some breeding traits fit the predictions of the so-called insular “syndrome”. Possible mechanisms underpinning these differences in breeding traits are discussed.

Relation:

Acta Ornithologica

Volume:

42

Issue:

2

Start page:

195

End page:

199

Format:

text/xml

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:55660 ; 10.3161/068.042.0203

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.257 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. P.4568 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Language of abstract:

pol ; eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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