A nestbox trial for British marsh tits Poecile palustris

Broughton, Richard K.; Hinsley, Shelley A.. 2014 A nestbox trial for British marsh tits Poecile palustris. Ringing & Migration, 29 (2). 77-80.

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Two experimental nestbox trials were attempted, which aimed to maximise uptake by Marsh Tits in British woodland. Nestboxes which more closely approximated the dimensions of natural cavities were used more frequently than standard nestboxes, but the overall uptake was low. We conclude that nestboxes are an inefficient method of monitoring Marsh Tits, at least in the British context, and researchers should concentrate efforts on locating and monitoring natural nest sites.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Pywell
ISSN: 0307-8698
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 19 Jan 2015 12:45 +0 (UTC)

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