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Title: Diet of the migrant lesser kestrels Falco naumanni in their winter quarters in South Africa

Creator:

Kok, Ordino Boshoff ; Kok, Aletta Catharina ; Ee, Cor A. van

Date issued/created:

2000

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Acta Ornithologica, vol. 35, no. 2 ; Skład pokarmu pustułeczki na zimowisku w Południowej Afryce ; Diet of lesser kestrels

Contributor:

Polska Akademia Nauk. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii

Publisher:

Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

Bibliogr. p. 150-151 ; P. [147]-151 : ill. ; 27 cm ; Abstract in Polish. Taxa in Latin

Abstract:

Analysis of stomach contents from 386 Lesser Kestrels Falco naumanni obtained at Bloemfontein, South Africa, during the austral summer over a 12 year period (1984-1996) showed this species to be predominantly insectivorous. Isoptera (Harvester Termite Hodotermes mossambicus), followed by Solifugae and Chilopoda, formed the staple food. Lesser Kestrels consumed large quantities of small-sized prey, mainly Isoptera, early in the austral summer, while larger-sized food items, mostly Acrididae, dominated at the end of the non-breeding season. Results from pit trap sampling suggest that Lesser Kestrels are opportunistic foragers utilising the most abundant prey species.

Relation:

Acta Ornithologica

Volume:

35

Issue:

2

Start page:

147

End page:

151

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:45260

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.257, Vol. 35, No 2 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. P.4568, Vol. 35, No 2 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng ; pol

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Restricted Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. Access only on terminals at the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, may be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms.

Digitizing institution:

Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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