Raptors in Urban Environment: A Case Study on Common Kestrel and Long-Eared Owl

Jan Riegert
University of South Bohemia, Czeck Republic

Series: Animal Science, Issues and Research
BISAC: SCI070000

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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick

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Increased urbanization has brought about an abundance of changes in environmental conditions for many bird species inhabiting these areas. As a result of this, they often change their breeding biology and hunting modes. An example of this is vole-eating specialists which cannot find obvious prey in cities and often have to choose hunting substitutes. This book examines a several year-long study on the common kestrel and long-eared owl in a medium-sized city in Central Europe showed distinguished life strategies of these species, especially changes in their hunting habits. (Imprint: Nova)

Abstract

Introduction

Results

Hunting Ranges and Territorial Behaviour

Diet Composition and Hunting Strategies

Reproductive Output

Individual Quality and Urbanization Gradient

Acknowledgments

References

Index

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