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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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Published date: 2003
Keywords: haematopus ostralegus, behaviour, foraging, disturbance


Local EPrints ID: 57727
ISSN: 0373-2266
PURE UUID: b355b5d0-4118-4814-93d3-07954a530174

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Date deposited: 08 Aug 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:28

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