Study

Breeding season responses of Skylarks Alauda arvensis to vegetation structure in set-aside (fallow arable land)

  • Published source details Henderson I.G., Critchley N.R., Cooper J. & Fowbert J.A. (2001) Breeding season responses of Skylarks Alauda arvensis to vegetation structure in set-aside (fallow arable land). Ibis, 143, 317-321.

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Provide or retain set-aside areas in farmland

Action Link
Bird Conservation

Provide or retain set-aside areas in farmland

Action Link
Farmland Conservation
  1. Provide or retain set-aside areas in farmland

    Another analysis (Henderson et al. 2001) as part of the same study as in Henderson et al. (2000) found that skylark densities on set-aside fields ranged from zero to approximately three birds/ha. A total of 74 set-aside fields (36 rotational and 38 non-rotational) were examined, each from a different farm. The authors’ note that fields with approximately 30% bare earth, straw and litter had the highest densities of skylarks.

  2. Provide or retain set-aside areas in farmland

    Another analysis (Henderson et al. 2001) as part of the same study as Henderson et al. 2000a, found that skylark Alauda arvensis densities on set-aside fields ranged from zero to approximately 2.7 birds/ha. A total of 74 set-aside fields (36 rotational and 38 non-rotational) were examined, each from a different farm. Fields with approximately 30% bare earth, straw and litter had the highest densities of skylarks.

     

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