Study

Great titsParus major exhibit greater breeding success in nestboxes within areas of higher plant density, plant species richness and taller trees

  • Published source details Charter M., Leshem Y., Halevi S. & Izhaki I. (2010) Nest box use by great tits in semi-arid rural residential gardens. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology (formerly The Wilson Bulletin), 122, 604-608

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This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Provide artificial nesting sites for songbirds

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Bird Conservation
  1. Provide artificial nesting sites for songbirds

    A replicated, randomised study from January-June in 2007 in 58 semi-arid rural gardens in Jezreel Valley, Israel (Charter et al. 2010) found that great tits Parus major 47% of the nest boxes and succeeded in fledging at least one young in 74% of the 20 nest boxes in which they laid eggs, with an average of five chicks/pair. Breeding density was 5.4 pairs/10 ha, with more nests built in areas of higher tree density and tree species richness.

     

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