Nest density of the black-headed gull in relation to vegetation

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Black-headed Gulls at Ravenglass (Cumbria) show a marked preference for nesting in the cover of marram, which is however replaced by nettles after several years of fertilisation of the dunes by the birds’ guano. The marram recovers some years after desertion of nettle areas, and shifts within the gullery are always from nettle-grown to new marram sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-32
Number of pages6
JournalBird Study
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1976

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation


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