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Individual study: Impact of local predator control on nest survival of spotted flycatchers Muscicapa striata in woodland and gardens at Loddington, Leicestershire, England

Published source details

Stoate C. & Szczur J. (2006) Potential influence of habitat and predation on local breeding success and population in spotted flycatchers Muscicapa striata. Bird Study, 53, 328-330


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Control predatory mammals and birds (foxes, crows, stoats and weasels) Farmland Conservation

A before-and-after study on a mixed farmland-woodland site in central England (Stoate & Szczur 2006) found that the fledging success of spotted flycatcher Muscicapa striata nests was significantly higher when predators (grey squirrels Sciurus carolinensis, brown rats Rattus norvegicus, red foxes Vulpes vulpes, black-billed magpies Pica pica and carrion crows Corvus corone) were controlled (77% for 11 nests in 1997-2001) than when there was no control (16% for 28 in 2002-2004).

 

Control predators not on islands for songbirds Bird Conservation

A before-and-after study on a mixed farmland-woodland site in central England (Stoate & Szczur 2006) found that the fledging success of spotted flycatcher Muscicapa striata nests was significantly higher when predators (grey squirrels Sciurus carolinensis, brown rats Rattus norvegicus, red foxes Vulpes vulpes, black-billed magpies Pica pica and carrion crows Corvus corone) were controlled (77% for 11 nests in 1997-2001) than when there was no control (16% for 28 in 2002-4).