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Supplementary feeding of the reintroduced Red Kite (Milvus milvus) in UK gardens

Orros, M. E. and Fellowes, M. D. E. (2014) Supplementary feeding of the reintroduced Red Kite (Milvus milvus) in UK gardens. Bird Study, 61 (2). pp. 260-263. ISSN 0006-3657

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2014.885491

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Capsule The provision of meat for garden birds is unusual in the UK but a reintroduced raptor, the Red Kite Milvus milvus, is now regularly fed in some areas. A questionnaire of garden kite feeders revealed that people were most often motivated to feed by a desire to see kites close up and that most provisioning falls within available guidelines. We estimated the median amount of food thought to be taken by kites per kite-feeding garden per day as 21 g, sufficient to support 0.12–0.26 individuals.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
ID Code:35674
Publisher:Taylor & Francis

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