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Weather dictates reproductive success and survival in the Australian brown falcon Falco berigora

McDonald, Paul; Olsen, Penelope; Cockburn, Andrew

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1. We examined the influence of parental age, pair-bond duration, prey size and weather conditions on various measures of reproductive success and survival of a sedentary brown falcon (Falco berigora, Vigors & Horsfield) population that was virtually free from predation and human persecution. 2. Pairs on territories with large prey were more likely to initiate breeding. Females taking larger prey items experienced higher mortality rates when they bred late in the season, whereas those taking...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/77154
Source: Journal of Animal Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.0021-8790.2004.00842.x

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