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Individual study: Translocation of the Seychelles warbler Acrocephalus sechellensis to establish a new population on Denis Island, Seychelles

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Richardson D.S., Bristol R. & Shah N.J. (2006) Translocation of the Seychelles warbler Acrocephalus sechellensis to establish a new population on Denis Island, Seychelles. Conservation Evidence, 3, 54-57

Abstract

In May-June 2004, 58 adult Seychelles warblers Acrocephalus sechellensis were translocated to Denis Island. The first pairs started nest-building within three days of release. By August 2005, their numbers had increased to 75. Of the 35 breeding territory vacancies created by the translocation on the source island of Cousin, all but three were occupied within an average of 5.4 days, by sub-ordinate birds.