Category: Charadriidae

Influence of Arctic Terns on Survival of Artificialand Natural Semipalmated Plover Nests

Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) Science Article 2 abstract Survival of Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) nests was compared in areas with andwithout nesting Arctic Terns (Sterna paradisaea) to determine whether the protection provided to plovers by associationwith this colonial species is passive or aggressive. Artificial and natural nests placed=100 m from terns hadsimilar rates of survival […]

Predicting the population consequences of human disturbance for Ringed Plovers Charadrius hiaticula: a game theory approach

Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) Science Article 2 abstract Human disturbance and its potential impacts upon bird populations are currently topical and contentious issues for conservationists. Although many studies have revealed a behavioural impact, or even direct effect on breeding success or survival, these cannot usually be extended to predict the impact on population size. Here […]

Different timing of autumn migration of two Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula subspecies through the southern Baltic revealed by biometric analysis

Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) Science Article 1 abstract Ringed Plovers were trapped in Puck Bay (southern Baltic) between 1983 and 2002 during autumn migration. In adults a clear decrease of mean wing and bill lengths occurred between the third decade (ten-day period) of July and the first decade of August. A similar pattern was observed […]

Conservation management of Lapwing Vanellus vanellus on lowland arable farmland in the UK

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Science Article 7 abstract Lapwing Vanellus vanellus is known to be declining throughout much of its UK breeding range. The ecological requirements of the species are well known and a variety of mechanisms exist which can be implemented to help recovery. Arable options within agri-environment schemes can be used to provide […]

Chick punishmenat ndc hicka doptionin NorthernLapwing

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Science Article 10 abstract In Northern Lapwings Vanellus vanellus female-female aggression is common in polygynous ma-tings (Liker & Szekely 1997, G. B. Gr0nst0limpubi.), and leads to discrete female territorieswithin the territories of polygynous males (J. E. Hafs-mo unpubl.). Female territories are maintainedthroughout the chick-rearing period Byrkjedal, I. et al., Ornis Fenn. […]

Predation on Northe rn Lapwing Vanellus vanellus nests : the effect of population density and spatial distribution of nests.

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Science Article 3 abstract The effects of population density, nest pattern , size of nest aggregations and position of nests within aggregations on preda ti on rates were an alysed in two Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus populations in agricultural l andscape in South Bohemia, Czech Republic, 1988-98 . Two sites ( […]

aerobatic components in the song-flight display of male Lapwings Vanellus vanellus as cues in female choice.

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Science Article 4 abstract The song-flight of male Lapwings was studied on a farmland area in western Norway in a population with a high incidence of polygyny. On the basis of video recordings individual performance of song-flight display was scored and correlated against attractiveness. The males were rated by their performance […]

Do northern lapwings Vanellus vanellus and little ringed ploversCharadrius dubius rely on egg crypsis during incubation?

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Science Article 11 abstract We studied the possible role of clutch crypsis in antipredator behaviour in tworelated species of ground-nesting waders with camouflaged eggs, the northern lapwing (Vanellusvanellus) and the little ringed plover (Charadrius dubius). We examined whether this behaviourappears regularly in both species and tested the difference in the use […]

Climatic change explains much of the 20th century advance in laying date of Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus in The Netherlands

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Science Article 1 abstract Long time series allow us to look back in time and examine how birds responded to changes in their environment. During the second half of the 20th century, not only did Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus experience an increase in spring temperatures, their meadow habitat also changed dramatically […]