Seasonal variation in Great Bustard Otis tarda diet in South Portugal with a focus on the animal component

Great Bustard (Otis tarda) Science Article 7


The few studies available on Great Bustarddiet were carried out in Spain (Palacios et al.,1975; Lucio, 1985; Caballero, 2002) and EasternEurope (see Cramp & Simmons, 1980) andwere based on stomach analysis. Even fewerdata exist on the seasonal variation in diet composition,as only Lane et al. (1999), usingfaecal analysis, assessed fluctuations throughoutthe year in North-west Spain.

Pedro ROCHA, Ana Teresa MARQUES and Francisco MOREIRA, Ardeola, 52(2), December 2005, 371-376

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