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), pp. 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.

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ISSNs: 0373-2266 (print)
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Keywords: haematopus ostralegus, behaviour, foraging, disturbance
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ePrint ID: 57727
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2003Published
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 17:38
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/57727

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