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Birds of Indian Subcontinent

Nest‐site and breeding success of the wren troglodytes troglodytes inside human habitations

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1992
Authors:Cordero, PJ
Journal:Ringing & Migration
Volume:13
Issue:2
Date Published:1992
ISBN Number:0307-8698
Keywords:Hirundinidae, Hirundo, Hirundo rustica, Nannus troglodytes, Spain, Troglodytes, Troglodytes troglodytes, Troglodytidae
Abstract:Nest sites and nesting success of the Wren in farms of NE Spain were examined. Nests were found: inside human habitations in abandoned platforms of Swallows (41%); in bundles of rope, cloth or other soft materials (31%); and in cavities (28%). Nests occupied and not occupied by females did not differ significantly in relation to nest sites. The nesting success of 42 occupied nests was 93% with no predation. Some of the factors which may induce Wrens to seek the vicinity of man are discussed.Nest sites and nesting success of the Wren in farms of NE Spain were examined. Nests were found: inside human habitations in abandoned platforms of Swallows (41%); in bundles of rope, cloth or other soft materials (31%); and in cavities (28%). Nests occupied and not occupied by females did not differ significantly in relation to nest sites. The nesting success of 42 occupied nests was 93% with no predation. Some of the factors which may induce Wrens to seek the vicinity of man are discussed.
URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03078698.1992.9674031
Short Title:Ringing & Migration
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