Reference : Climatic factors, time activity budget and breeding success of the Spanish sparrow (P...
Scientific congresses and symposiums : Paper published in a book
Life sciences : Zoology
Life sciences : Environmental sciences & ecology
Climatic factors, time activity budget and breeding success of the Spanish sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis TEMM.)
[fr] Facteurs climatiques, budgets d'activité et succès de la reproduction du Moineau espagnol (Passer hispaniolensis TEMM.)
Metzmacher, Maxime mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Faculté des Sciences > Station scientifique des Hautes-Fagnes (SSHF) > >]
Granivorous birds in the agricultural landscape: Proceedings of General Meetings of the Working Group on Granivorous Birds, INTECOL : The Ottawa, Canada, June 28, 1986 and Syracuse, New York, USA, August 13, 1986
Pinowski, Jan
Summers-Smith, J. Denis
Polish Scientific Publishers
Proceedings of General Meetings of the Working Group on Granivorous Birds, INTECOL
13 August 1986
Working Group on Granivorous Birds, INTECOL
Syracuse, New York
[en] climatic factors ; activity budgets ; breeding success ; sparrows ; Algeria ; Passer hispaniolensis
[fr] Algérie ; Oranie ; Passer ; facteurs climatiques ; budget d'activité ; succès de la reproduction ; Passer hispaniolensis
[en] This study examines the influence of environmental factors and time budget on reproductive success of Spanish Sparrows (Passer hispaniolensis Temm.). Work was conducted in 1983 in a large cerealiculture zone in Western Algeria. Nest construction was carried out primary by males. The males also spent more time in nest defense than females. Nest construction was more frequent in the morning, but display was more frequent in the afternoon. Both sexes shared incubation. When left alone, or not regurlaly relieved, females extended their contribution to incubation. Males incubated less during windy conditions. Time spent brooding depended on age of nestlings and weather conditions. Females spent more time in these activities than males. Initially, the contribution by males to feeding young was comparable to that of females, though at the end of the brooding period it ofen diminished. When wind was strong or temerature high nestling feeding rates decreased. The wind appears to be the climatic factor that most influenced the activities and reproductive success of the sparrows in this study.
Fonds Léopold III pour l'exploration en Afrique
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