Interspecific and intraspecific differences in habitat use and their conservation implications for Palaearctic harriers on Sahelian wintering grounds

R. Buij, D. van der Goes, H.H. de Iongh, S. Gagare, P. Haccou, J. Komdeur, G.R. de Snoo

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Abstract

The floodplains of the West-African Shale region have experienced extensive habitat transformation during the past four decades, coinciding an impoverishment of raptor populations. We investigated foraging patterns of Palaearctic migratory Eurasian Marsh Harriers Circus aeruginosus, Pallid Harriers C. macrourus and Montagu's Harriers C. pygargus on a floodplain system in northem Cameroon to assess species, sex-and agerelated habitat preferences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-110
JournalIbis
Volume154
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • field metabolic-rate
  • circus-aeruginosus
  • land-use
  • body-size
  • arvicanthis-niloticus
  • prey availability
  • northern harriers
  • breeding season
  • protected areas
  • survival rates

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