English   español  
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/216340
logo share SHARE logo core CORE   Add this article to your Mendeley library MendeleyBASE

Visualizar otros formatos: MARC | Dublin Core | RDF | ORE | MODS | METS | DIDL | DATACITE
Exportar a otros formatos:


Breeding ecology of the Andalusian Buttonquail Turnix sylvaticus sylvaticus

AuthorsGutiérrez-Expósito, Carlos; García-Gorria, Ruth; Qninba, A.; Clavero, Miguel ; Revilla, Eloy
Turnix sylvaticus
Breeding ecology
Issue Date2020
PublisherTaylor & Francis
CitationOstrich 91: 75- 82 (2020)
AbstractUnderstanding the breeding cycle of wildlife is essential to afford conservation strategies. This is especially important for barely studied species and urgent for those at serious risk of extinction. The Andalusian Buttonquail is an endangered endemic of the Western Mediterranean, confined to a cultivated strip in the Moroccan Atlantic coast. We performed 2 302 sampling events to determine the presence-absence and breeding of the species. The breeding season lasted for eight months, from February to October. Present in 17 different crops, breeding occurred in all but cucumber and artichoke. However, a strong preference for breeding crops was found for alfalfa, pumpkin and maize fields. Nests were 82 mm × 71.4 mm grass-lined structures built on a ground scrape. Eggs had 26.14 mm mean maximum length, 20.24 mean diameter and weighed 5.9 g. All complete clutches had four eggs and the hatching rate was 3.42. All but one of the monitored nests successfully reared at least one chick. Clutch size and hatching rate matched other Buttonquail populations and species, so causes of the decline must be found in other stages of the reproductive cycle. In this sense, additional studies are needed to reveal chick and juvenile survival.
Publisher version (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/00306525.2020.1712665
Identifiersdoi: 10.2989/00306525.2020.1712665
issn: 1727-947X
Appears in Collections:(EBD) Artículos
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
manuscript_definitive.pdf706,42 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
Show full item record
Review this work

WARNING: Items in Digital.CSIC are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.