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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 28, No. 4, 2007, pp. 337-343
Bioline Code: zr07052
Full paper language: Chinese
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 28, No. 4, 2007, pp. 337-343

 en Nest and Nest-site of Narcissus Flycatcher in Xiaolongmen Forestry, Beijing
WANG, Ning; ZHANG, Yan-yun & ZHENG, Guang-mei


During 2003-2006, forty-three nests of Narcissus Flycatcher ( Ficedula narcissina elisae check for this species in other resources ) were found in Xiaolongmen Forestry, Beijing. Among the 43 nests, nine nests were found in nest boxes while other 34 nests were constructed both on open sites (29.4%) and in holes (70.6%). The 10 open nests were weaved between several upward twigs, and the 24 hole-nests were built in hollows, trunks or on stumps. Open nests had larger height above ground than the hole-nests. Narcissus Flycatchers only used the nest boxes with big entrances. The majority of nest trees were Betula dahurica check for this species in other resources . Vegetation characteristics of nest sites were measured in the samples around the nests with a radius of 6 m. According to the result of Principle Component Analysis on the variables describing the nest-site characteristics, the forest with big trees and abundant stumps provided appropriate nest sites for Narcissus Flycatchers. Of the 43 nests we found, 22 (51.2%) were successful, those that failed were destroyed by predators.

Narcissus Flycatcher, Nest sites, Principle component analysis, Breeding success rate

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