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The breeding ecology and behaviour of a colour-marked population of Brown Falcons (Falco berigora)

McDonald, Paul

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This study took advantage of a large, closely monitored colour-banded population of Brown Falcons to describe aspects of this species' breeding ecology and behaviour over three consecutive years. Both pair members aggressively defended territories throughout the year from conspecifics and other species alike. Males performed territorial displays more frequently than females, which rarely displayed unprompted. Strong differences in the types of parental care provided by each sex were evident,...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, Paul
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:55:22Z
dc.identifier.issn0158-4197
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/82499
dc.description.abstractThis study took advantage of a large, closely monitored colour-banded population of Brown Falcons to describe aspects of this species' breeding ecology and behaviour over three consecutive years. Both pair members aggressively defended territories throughout the year from conspecifics and other species alike. Males performed territorial displays more frequently than females, which rarely displayed unprompted. Strong differences in the types of parental care provided by each sex were evident, with females contributing most to incubation, brooding and feeding of nestlings and fledglings. Males, on the other hand, provided most of the food to both females and broods, from well before the first eggs were laid until nestlings were 2-3 weeks old. Prey deliveries were more frequent early in the morning and late in the evening; however, remains of larger prey were cached, presumably to provision the offspring more regularly throughout the day.
dc.publisherRoyal Australasian Ornithologists Union
dc.sourceEmu
dc.subjectKeywords: food provisioning; parental care; raptor; reproductive behavior; territoriality; Ciconiiformes; Falco; Falco berigora; Raptores; Vertebrata
dc.titleThe breeding ecology and behaviour of a colour-marked population of Brown Falcons (Falco berigora)
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume104
dc.date.issued2004
local.identifier.absfor060899 - Zoology not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub10760
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMcDonald, Paul, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage6
local.identifier.doi10.1071/MU02042
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T11:10:13Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-0345094269
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