Miscellanea zoologica hungarica

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Author(s): Rékási, J. & Sterbetz, I.
Title: Ungarische und rumänische Angaben zur Ernährung wilder Tauben- und Turteltauben-Arten
Year: 1991
Publication date: 1991-10-15
Volume: 6
Pages: 67-75.

Abstract: Stomach contents of 39 Columba oenas, 18 Columba palumbus and 156 Streptopelia turtur specimens collected at different localities of Hungary and Roumania were investigated. The birds occupied different habitats from sunflower- and rice-fields to place covered by weeds. Analysing of the stomach contents it became clear that the food consumed by doves inhabiting Roumanian localities at which plant were grown without greater quantities of chemicals and under more extensive circumstances was more various than that of the birds collected in Hungary where in consequence of the ploughing up the stubble-fields and that of the chemical control of the weeds doves are concentrated on the sunflower monocultures during their autumn migration. For diminishing the damage caused by the doves huntings are organized but their extent is regarded by the conservation experts as excessive. Authors suggest the applying of more suitable agricultural methods as the growing of earlier maturing races and those with bent down disks.
Keywords: Hungary, Aves, Columba oenas, Columba palumbus, Streptopelia turtur, Columbiformes, food consumption, Roumania

Journal: Miscellanea zoologica hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Miscnea zool. hung.
ISSN: 0230-9017
Publisher: Múzsák Közművelődési Kiadó, Budapest
Editor(s): Forró, L., Murai, É., Pintér, L. & Nemes, I.