Autumn captures from Torre Flavia ringing station (Latium, central Italy) in 2001-2014

Sorace A., Savo E., De Santis E., Duiz A., Iavicoli D., Riello S., Battisti C.

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Abstract:

Ringing is an effective tool to monitor bird species. The present contribution presents some data on the autumn passage of migrants in ‘Palude di Torre Flavia’ natural Monument (and SPA IT6030020) collected during 2001-2014. A total of 10,630 birds, from 55 species were ringed during the 14 years of study. Remiz pendulinus, Emberiza schoeniclus, Phylloscopus collybita, Erithacus rubecula and Acrocephalus melanopogon produced the highest numbers followed by Cettia cetti, Saxicola torquatus and Acrocephalus scirpaceus. Among the species of conservation concern, Torre Flavia appears to be of particular importance for the passage of Alcedo atthis, Luscinia svecica and Acrocephalus melanopogon. Trends in the number of yearly captured species and individuals showed fluctuations during the 14 years of study. As far as single species are concerned, the positive trend of Alcedo atthis and Cettia cetti and the negative trend of Saxicola torquatus and Passer italiae were statistically significant.