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|Title: ||Temporal patterns of bird mortality due to road traﬃc collisions in a Mediterranean region|
|Authors: ||Pinto, Pandora|
Santos, Sara Maria
|Issue Date: ||1-Jul-2020|
|Publisher: ||Taylor & Francis|
|Citation: ||Pinto, P., Lourenço, R., Mira, A., Santos, S.M. Temporal patterns of bird mortality due to road traﬃc collisions in a Mediterranean region. Bird Study (2020) https://doi.org/10.1080/00063657.2020.1779652|
|Abstract: ||Capsule: There was signi ﬁ cant variation on the incidence of road tra ﬃ c mortality across bird
species, due to seasonal and weather e ﬀ ects but also due to di ﬀ erences between years.
Aims: To assess patterns of mortality due to tra ﬃ c collision for six common bird species over a
period of nine years in relation to seasonality and weather.
Methods: Road mortality surveys were performed on four road sections from 2005 to 2013 in
southern Portugal. The analysis controlled for survey frequency, and carcass persistence and
Results: Overall, bird mortality decreased over time and was generally higher during spring and
summer months. The lack of strong relationships between the weather variables and the
observed mortality patterns suggests the existence of additional factors important in explaining
the observed trends.
Conclusions: Our study provides evidence that bird mortality due to collision with vehicles may
change between years and was highest during the breeding season. This could have population
consequences, and highlights the need to further address large temporal scales in roadkill research.|
|Appears in Collections:||BIO - Publicações - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais Com Arbitragem Científica|
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