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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Description/Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0373-2266 (print)
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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)
ePrint ID: 57727
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:40
Contact Email Address: racoleman@plymouth.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/57727

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