Date of laying, clutch size and second brood percentage in Great Tit Parus major and Blue Tit Parus caeruleusin the Natural Reserve "Monte Rufeno" (VT, Centrai Italy)

BELLAVITA M. & SORACE A.

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Abstract:

The breeding biology of Great Tit and Blue Tit has been studied in the natural reserve "Monte Rufeno". For both species, compared to other European areas, an earlier laying date, a smaller clutch size and a higher percentage of second clutches were observed. These results are discussed.