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Territory size and habitat selection of breeding Common Cranes (Grus grus) in a boreal landscape

Månsson, Johan and Nilsson, Lovisa and Hake, Mikael (2013). Territory size and habitat selection of breeding Common Cranes (Grus grus) in a boreal landscape. Ornis fennica. 90:2, 65-72
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Information on how birds use different types of habitat and move within landscapes is crucial for avian ecology, conservation and management. The Common Crane Grus grus has the widest distribution of all crane species and covers both increasing and decreasing populations. Ecological knowledge is therefore necessary both for conservation and to mitigate bird-human conflicts. We studied territory size and habitat selection of breeding Common Cranes (n=11) at two spatial scales in south-central Sweden by using VHF and UPS transmitters. Breeding families of Cranes were strongly associated with farmlands and wetlands independent of spatial scale. However, 41% of positions were within forested habitats. According to a compositional analysis, moist and wet forests were selected more frequently than dry forests. Territory size was on average 250 ha +/- 47.8 SE. The territories showed little overlap between neighboring breeding pairs. Our study provides information necessary for estimating densities of breeding pairs, but also to indicate habitat types worth special attention by landscape managers and conservationists.

Authors/Creators:Månsson, Johan and Nilsson, Lovisa and Hake, Mikael
Title:Territory size and habitat selection of breeding Common Cranes (Grus grus) in a boreal landscape
Series/Journal:Ornis fennica (BIB11695478)
Year of publishing :2013
Depositing date:30 November 2016
Volume:90
Number:2
Page range:65-72
Number of Pages:8
Publisher:BirdLife Finland
Associated Programs and Other Stakeholders:Wildlife Damage Centre
ISSN:0030-5685
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:L Animal production > L20 Animal ecology
P Natural resources > P01 Nature conservation and land resources
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Zoology
Agrovoc terms:Gruiformes, habitats, population distribution, sweden
Keywords:Common Cranes, territory size, habitat selection
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3811
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3811
Additional ID:
Type of IDID
Web of Science (WoS)000322854800001
ID Code:13872
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:30 Nov 2016 08:54
Metadata Last Modified:30 Nov 2016 08:55

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