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Bird-habitat relationships on wet meadows in the Slonsk Nature Reserve, W Poland

Bird-habitat relationships on wet meadows in the Slonsk Nature Reserve, W Poland

Biological Bulletin of Poznan 37(2): 257-266

Breeding bird assemblages of waterlogged meadow in the Slonsk Nature Reserve (W Poland) were studied in 1994. The habitat features were described by six variables that measured vegetation composition and water conditions on the study plot. Nine species bred on the study area and the total density of bird assemblage was 27.9 pairs per 10 ha. Acrocephalus schoenobaenus and Emberiza schoeniclus were the most abundant species. Somewhat less numerous were Acrocephalus paludicola and Alauda arvensis. Analysis of bird territories and habitat variables distribution revealed some correlations between bird occurrence and their environment structure. Each of the species present on the study area showed a specific pattern of habitat selection. Analyses showed significant differences between closely related A. paludicola and A. schoenobaenus. These species used microhabitats with different proportion of grasses and sedges, and different height of vegetation and water depth. Using quantitative vegetation measurements we were able to predict occurrence of most species better than the random model. Such methods could be useful in the environment management of birds breeding on wet meadows.

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