Coating plasticine eggs can eliminate the overestimation of predation on artificial ground nests

Jenó J. Purger, Kornélia Kurucz, Ádám Tóth, P. Batáry

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Abstract

Capsule The use of plasticine eggs coated with a thin layer of rubber instead of entirely plasticine eggs in dummy nests reduced the unnaturally high nest predation rate caused by attracted small mammals, while also enabling the identification of nest predators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-352
Number of pages3
JournalBird Study
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2012

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Coating plasticine eggs can eliminate the overestimation of predation on artificial ground nests. / Purger, Jenó J.; Kurucz, Kornélia; Tóth, Ádám; Batáry, P.

In: Bird Study, Vol. 59, No. 3, 01.08.2012, p. 350-352.

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Purger, Jenó J. ; Kurucz, Kornélia ; Tóth, Ádám ; Batáry, P. / Coating plasticine eggs can eliminate the overestimation of predation on artificial ground nests. In: Bird Study. 2012 ; Vol. 59, No. 3. pp. 350-352.
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