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Wintering Red kites in Italy, January 2012

Resultados del censo de milanos reales invernantes en Italia.

De: egidio fulco []
Enviado el: miércoles, 01 de febrero de 2012 15:01
Asunto: Wintering Red kites in Italy, January 2012

Dear all,

Red kite census in Italy on January 7th, 8th and 9th 2012 

more than 100 volunteers participated in the census conducted in mid December 2011 and on 7-9 January 2012.
In December we counted 1.496 - 1.531 Red Kites in 29 roosts (18 Black kites).

In January, despite a better
 site coveragelower values ​​were obtained with 1424 - 1463 Red Kites in 34 roosts (11 Black kites).

It's possible that the bad weather of January have affected the final result, but we think that a fraction of the resident Red Kites has already committed in the early breeding stages and therefore not linked to the local roost.

This year the first nuptial flights were observed on January 4th.

Over 65of wintering Red Kites were concentrated in Basilicata (Southern Italy) where are found some of the larger roosts (124, 160 and 235 individuals).

Next week we will prepare a document with the results for each region and with the detailed information for each roost 

Yours sincerely,

Egidio Fulco

Dr. Egidio Fulco
Studio naturalistico MILVUS
Via F.lli Perito snc, 85010 Pignola (PZ)
tel./Fax: +39.0971.421565
cell.: +39.338.1305096

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