+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Comparative ecological studies on blackbird turdus merula and song thrush turdus philomelos populations i. nutritional ecology



Comparative ecological studies on blackbird turdus merula and song thrush turdus philomelos populations i. nutritional ecology



Opuscula Zoologica (Budapest) 21: 105-136



The food of nestlings of blackbirds and song thrushes was studied over a period of five years in various habitats. Food samples were obtained by placing neek-collars on the nestlings. Blackbirds consumed mainly lepidopterous larvae, dipterans and coleopterans. Besides great quantities of lepidopteran larvae and dipterans, song thrushes fed on more annelids and less beetles than the blackbirds. The blackbird proved to be a more generalist and mobile species than the song thrush. These properties have enabled the blackbird to easily penetrate into urbanized areas. Of the two studied niche dimensions (food composition and prey size) of the sympatric populations, there was greater degree of segregation between the species in food composition.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 004993525

Download citation: RISBibTeXText


Related references

Comparative ecological studies on blackbird (Turdus merula) and song thrush (T. philomelos) populations. 1. Nutritional ecology. Opuscula Zoologica (Budapest): 21: 105-135, 1985

The ecology of the Song-thrush (Turdus philomelos Br. ) and Blackbird (Turdus merula L.) during the breeding seasons in an area of their joint occurrence. Ekol. pol.: 17A 735-793, 1969

The ecology of the song thrush turdus philomelos and blackbird turdus merula during the breeding season in an area of their joint occurrence. Ekologia Polska Seria A 17(39): 735-793, 1969

Migration of blackbird turdus merula song thrush turdus philomelos and redwing turdus iliacus during day and night. Limosa 59(1): 40-42, 1986

The phenology of Song Thrush Turdus philomelos, Redwing Turdus iliacus and Blackbird Turdus merula spring migration. Alauda 71(4): 447-458, 2003

Changes between two thrushes species populations the song thrush (Turdus philomelos) and the blackbird (Turdus merula) in the Forest of Csomad, under past twelve years. Aquila. 1977 ; 84: 59-63, 1978

Different Competence as a Lyme Borreliosis Causative Agent Reservoir Found in Two Thrush Species: The Blackbird ( Turdus merula ) and the Song Thrush ( Turdus philomelos ). Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 19(6): 450-452, 2019

The phenology of song thrush Turdus philomelos, redwing Turdus iliacus and black bird Turdus merula spring migration Phenologie de la migration prenuptiale de la grive musicienne Turdus philomelos, de la grive mauvis Turdus iliacus et du merle noir Turdus merula. Alauda 714: 447-458, 2003

Some helminths from the blackbird turdus merula and song thrush turdus philomelos in new zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 7(4): 605, 1980

Parasitism of an experimental mixed clutch of the blackbird turdus merula and the song thrush turdus philomelos. Alauda 54(1): 68-69, 1986

Blackbird turdus merula imitates song of song thrush turdus philomelos. Vogelkundliche Berichte Aus Niedersachsen: 77-78, 1984

The breeding biology and nestling diet of the blackbird Turdus merula L. and the song thrush Turdus philomelos C. L. Brehm in Vienna and in an adjacent wood. Acta Ornithologica 26(2): 85-106, 1991

Blackbird Turdus merula nestling feeding compared to song thrush Turdus philomelos nestlings in the forest steppe groves of Les na Vorskle. Russkii Ornitologicheskii Zhurnal Ekspress Vypusk 20: 12-20, 1997

The role of the blackbird (Turdus merula), redwing (Turdus iliacus) and song thrush (Turdus philomelos) as blood hosts for ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) and reservoir hosts for four genospecies of the Borrelia burgdorferi-complex. Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie 15: 349-355, 2006

The role of the blackbird Turdus merula, redwing Turdus iliacus and song trush Turdus philomelos as blood hosts for ticks Acari Ixodidae and reservoir hosts for four genospecies of the Borrelia burgdorferi-complex Die Rolle von Amsel Turdus merula, Rotdrossel Turdus iliacus und Singdrossel Turdus philomelos als Blutwirte fuer Zecken Acari Ixodidae und Reservoirwirte fuer vier Genospezies des Borrelia burgdorferi-Artenkomplexes. Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft fuer Allgemeine und Angewandte Entomologie. Juli; 15: 349-355, 2006