Honey-buzzard Densities in Britain in 2001

References:

Roberts, S J, & Lewis, J M S, (2003), Observation of Honey-buzzard Breeding Density in Britain, British Birds 96(1) p.37-39.

Kostrzewa, A, (1998), Honey-buzzard, in: BWP Update, 2(2) p.107-120.

Introduction:

Roberts & Lewis (2003) introduce and discuss some densities for breeding Honey-buzzards found in three areas of Britain in 2001. Here we also add results for a further area (D) -- Northumberland -- in the same year.

Densities in 2001:

Region

Habitat

Area (ha)

Population (pairs)

Density (pairs/1,000 ha)

Nearest neighbour distance

mean in km (min-max)

A (Wales)

Upland conifer

3,500

4

1.14

2.4 (1.75-3.0)

B (New Forest)

Lowland mixed wood

24,000

7-8

0.31

5.8 (4.0-11.0)

C (Scotland)

 

 

5

 

2.7 (2.2-3.6)

D (North-umberland)

Upland/ lowland mixed wood

16,600

9

0.54

7.4 (3.2-10.4)

Notes from Roberts & Lewis (2003):

Other studies noted:

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