DIFFERENT FEEDING STRATEGIES OF COMMON AN D ARCTIC TERN (STERNA-HIRUNDO AND S-PARADISAEA) IN THE GERMAN WADDEN SEA

Authors
Citation
S. Frick et Ph. Becker, DIFFERENT FEEDING STRATEGIES OF COMMON AN D ARCTIC TERN (STERNA-HIRUNDO AND S-PARADISAEA) IN THE GERMAN WADDEN SEA, Journal fur Ornithologie, 136(1), 1995, pp. 47-63
Citations number
38
Language
TEDESCO
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Ornithology
Journal title
ISSN journal
0021-8375
Volume
136
Issue
1
Year of publication
1995
Pages
47 - 63
Database
ISI
SICI code
0021-8375(1995)136:1<47:DFSOCA>2.0.ZU;2-1
Abstract
In 1991 and 1992 Common and Arctic Terns differed in chick-feeding and chick-rearing strategies. Arctic Terns favoured smaller prey, primari ly crustaceans, for feeding their chicks than did Common Terns. Conseq uently, Arctic Tern feeding rates were higher. The influence of the ti de on food parameters was greater in Arctic Terns. In both years breed ing success was better in Common Terns.