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dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Dai K.J.
dc.contributor.authorWaas, Joseph R.
dc.contributor.authorInnes, John G.
dc.contributor.authorFitzgenrald, Neil
dc.identifier.citationMorgan, D.K.J., Waas, J.R., Innes, J.G. & Fitzgenrald, N. (2011). Identification of nest predators using continuous time-lapse recording in a New Zealand city. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 38(4), 343-347.en_NZ
dc.description.abstractPredation of eggs and/or chicks is the main cause of nesting failure in birds. Nest predation has been studied in many habitats in New Zealand, but few studies have been conducted in urban ecosystems. Twenty-one nests of four bird species (blackbird [Turdus merula], song thrush [Turdus philomelos], fantail [Rhipidura fuliginosa], and silvereye [Zosterops lateralis]) were monitored over one breeding season in Hamilton using time-lapse recordings. Five predation events were filmed (two by cats [Felis catus], and three by ship rats [Rattus rattus]), 10 nests successfully fledged chicks and 6 nests failed owing to poor weather, desertion, or unknown events. Although the sample size was small, our data suggest that nesting success may be higher in urban Hamilton than in other unmanaged habitats where predation rates can exceed 80%. We recommend that future studies of nesting success in urban birds should also focus on the fates of fledglings, as anecdotal evidence suggested that predation rates may have been highest at this stage.en_NZ
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_NZ
dc.subjectnest mortalityen_NZ
dc.subjecttime-lapse recordingen_NZ
dc.subjecturban habitaten_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleIdentification of nest predators using continuous time-lapse recording in a New Zealand cityen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Journal of Zoologyen_NZ

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