Tag: Falco subbuteo

Eurasian Hobby density, nest area occupancy, diet, and productivity in relation to intensive agriculture

Hobby (Falco subbuteo) Science Article 1 abstract A Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo) population of 13-18 breeding pairs was studied for 6 years from 1987 to 1995 in a 62 km2 study area located within the seasonal flood zones of the PO River plain in northern Italy and characterized by intensive farmland interspersed with poplar (Populus […]

Woodpigeons nesting in association with hobby falcons:advantages and choice rules

Hobby (Falco subbuteo) Science Article 2 abstract Many bird species nest in close association with other bolder and more aggressive birds which provideprotection against nest predators. The woodpigeons, Columba palumbus, that nest in poplar plantations inNorthern Italy are found almost exclusively clumped around hobby, Falco subbuteo, nests. Woodpigeonssettle in the area and build their nests […]