Study

Breeding biology of a small population of stock pigeon Columba oenas in North-Brabant, Netherlands

  • Published source details Potters H. (2009) Broedbiologie van een kleine populatie nestkastbewonende Holenduiven in westelijk Noord-Brabant. Limosa, 82, 1-12.

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Provide artificial nesting sites for pigeons

Action Link
Bird Conservation

Provide nest boxes for birds

Action Link
Farmland Conservation
  1. Provide artificial nesting sites for pigeons

    A replicated study in 1988-2000 in Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands (Potters 2009), found that stock pigeons Columba oenas used nest boxes provided in mixed agricultural habitats, laying an average of 118 eggs laid/year with 52% hatching and 84% of chicks fledging (an average of 52 chicks/year). Boxes were 20 x 20 x 50 cm, with an 8 x 8 cm entrance hole and placed 3-5 m above the ground in trees, 20-30 m apart. Jackdaws Corvus monedula also used the nest boxes, but were removed from 1995 onwards.

     

  2. Provide nest boxes for birds

    A replicated study in 1988-2000 in Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands (Potters 2009) found that stock pigeon Columba oenas used nest boxes provided in mixed agricultural habitats, laying in total an average of 118 eggs laid/year with 52% hatching and 84% of chicks fledging (an average of 52 chicks/year). Boxes were 20 x 20 x 50 cm, with an 8 x 8 cm entrance hole and placed 3-5 m above the ground in trees, 20-30 m apart. Jackdaw Corvus monedula also used the nest boxes, but were removed from 1995 onwards.

     

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