Population size of Oystercatchers Haematopus ostralegus wintering in Iceland

Þórisson, Böðvar, Méndez, Verónica, Alves, José, Gill, Jennifer A, Skarphéðinsson, Kristinn H, Auhauge, Svenja N V, Vignisson, Sölvi R, Benediktsson, Guðmundur O, Brynjólfsson, Brynjúlfur, Gallo, Cristian, Sturlaugsdóttir, Hafdís, Leifsson, Páll and Gunnarsson, Tómas Grétar (2018) Population size of Oystercatchers Haematopus ostralegus wintering in Iceland. Bird Study, 65 (2). pp. 274-278. ISSN 0006-3657

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Abstract

The first ever survey of Oystercatchers wintering in Iceland found around 11 000 individuals. This is an estimated 30% of the Icelandic population, including juveniles, suggesting that approximately 26 000 Icelandic Oystercatchers migrate to western Europe in the autumn. More Oystercatchers winter in Iceland than at similar latitudes elsewhere in Europe, which may reflect the remoteness and milder winter temperatures on this oceanic island.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2018 11:30
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 06:29
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/67426
DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2018.1478797

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