Use of introduced perches by raptors: experimental results and management implications

  • Published source details Reinert S.E. (1984) Use of introduced perches by raptors: experimental results and management implications. Raptor Research, 18, 25-29.


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Use perches to increase foraging success

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Bird Conservation
  1. Use perches to increase foraging success

    A replicated trial in shrubland on Rhode Island, USA, in winter 1978-9 (Reinert 1984), found that ten raptor species appeared to make frequent use of 14 dead trees erected in 1977, whilst four species used nine man-made perches. In total, raptors were seen using the perches 525 times over 120 days, with most using the perches for resting and American kestrels Falco sparverius also using them for hunting and eating.


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