Occupation of nestbox areas by Pied Flycatchers (Ficedula hypoleuca)

Authors: POTTI, J. and MONTALVO, S.

Published: Volume 37(1), June 1990. Pages 75-84.

Language: Spanish

Original Title: Ocupación de Áreas con nidales por el Papamoscas Cerrojillo (Ficedula hypoleuca)

Keywords: Ficedula hypoleuca, juvenile dispersal and nestbox occupancy.


The pattern of nestbox occupation by Pied Flycatchers in a montane oakwood in central Spain is documented across a 7-year period. The population has «built» slowly, mainly through recruitment of young born in the area and adult site-tenacity. Areas recently provided with nestboxes are populated mainly by one-year old birds. Scarcity of suitable habitat outside the study area may be promoting high natal and breeding philopatry.

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