Undersøgelse af vandrefalkebestanden i Sydgrønland: Feltrapport 2000

Falk Knud, Søren Møller

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    Abstract

    This report presents results from the nineteenth field season of the project "Investigations of the Peregrine Falcon population in South Greenland". Since 1985, the effort has been concentrated on acquiring data on breeding female turnover by banding and annual recaptures at the breeding sites. Overall, we have made 109 reidentifications of 49 individual breeding females. Raw data suggest an annual average turnover of 29% (range 0-63%) among breeding females. This estimate may be too high due to the possibility of individual females moving out of the survey area. When corrected for possible movements the turnover remains high at 28%. In addition, data on breeding success and band recoveries are presented: on average (1981-2000) the falcons produced 2.9 young per successful pair (2.2 in 2000), and 1.7 young per occupied territory (1.7 in 2000). Both adult female turnover and breeding success are among the highest known for Peregrine Falcons.

    Original languageDanish
    Pages1-10
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

    Keywords

    • Peregrine falcon
    • Greenland

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