AVOCETTA - VOLUME 20 - N. 2
Food of Italian Sparrow Passer italiae nestlings in CentraI ltaIyMONDINO L., FRATICELLI F. and CONSIGLIO C.
Abstract:The diet of Passer italiae nestlings was studied in a wood of Centrai Italy. All samples contained arthropods, and shell fragments, seeds and gravel were also abundant. Diet diversity changed with age, being max imum at about 8 days of age. Diversity also increased with the number of nestlings. Differences were found with diet of nestlings of Passer domesticus and Passer montanus. Predation on eggs and nestlings was high.