Study

Energy expenditure, body-weight and foraging performance of storm petrels Hydrobates pelagicus breeding in artificial nesting chambers

  • Published source details Bolton M. (1996) Energy expenditure, body-weight and foraging performance of storm petrels Hydrobates pelagicus breeding in artificial nesting chambers. Ibis, 138, 405-409.

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This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Provide artificial nesting sites for burrow-nesting seabirds

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Bird Conservation
  1. Provide artificial nesting sites for burrow-nesting seabirds

    A controlled, replicated study 1993-4 on Mousa, Shetland, northern Scotland (Bolton 1996), found that hatching and fledging rates of European storm petrels Hydrobates pelagicus in artificial nests was not significantly different from those in natural nests (93% of 29 eggs in artificial nests hatched and 81% of 27 nestlings fledged vs. 81% of 42 eggs and 62% of 34 chicks in natural nests). Overall, 36% of 81 boxes were used each year, with 26 nests on a boulder beach used more often than 55 nests in dry stone walls (46% vs. 31-33% respectively). Nests had a nesting chamber of 10 cm long, 15.2 cm diameter PVC piping, an observation chamber and a 6 cm diameter entrance tunnel.

     

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