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Individual study: Effects of supplemental prey, vegetation, and time on success of artificial nests

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Vander Lee B.A., Lutz R.S., Hansen L.A. & Matthews N.E. (1999) Effects of supplemental prey, vegetation, and time on success of artificial nests. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 63, 1299-1305


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Use supplementary feeding to reduce predation Bird Conservation

A randomised, replicated and controlled experiment on eight Conservation Reserve Program sites in 1993-94 in Texas, USA (Vander Lee et al. 1999) found that the predation rates on artificial nests (containing three chicken Gallus gallus domesticus eggs with 1 nest/4.3 ha), were 45% lower in plots where supplementary predator food was provided (details of food provided are not given), compared to nests in control plots. A total of 1,735 artificial nests were used.