Sub-dispersive human disturbance of foraging oystercatchers Haematopus ostralegus
Coleman, R.A., Salmon, N.A. and Hawkins, S.J. (2003) Sub-dispersive human disturbance of foraging oystercatchers Haematopus ostralegus. Ardea, 91, (2), 263-268.
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Disturbance of foraging shorebirds is a known impact of human use of shorelines. Most previous work examined disturbances which caused dispersal of foraging or roosting animals, and used an uncontrolled correlative approach. In a preliminary study using experimental methods, we show that feeding birds when disturbed, but not dispersed, can show behavioural modifications and suffer reduced foraging success.
|Keywords:||haematopus ostralegus, behaviour, foraging, disturbance|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology|
|Divisions :||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Biological Sciences
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Ocean & Earth Science (SOC/SOES)
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|Date Deposited:||08 Aug 2008|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2016 12:38|
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