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Feeding ecology of Terns chicks in the Belgian Part of the North sea [Voedingsecologie Sternen (jongen) in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee]
Citation
Data Institute for Nature Conservation
Contact: Stienen, Eric

Archived data
Availability: Unrestricted after moratorium period
Data are initially restricted, but the access condition relaxes to academic or unrestricted once a specified period of time after an event (such as collection, publication, completion of QC procedures or project cessation) has elapsed

Description
Database on diet composition (species composition and fish length) of Sandwich tern chicks in the outer harbour of Zeebruges, Belgium.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Birds, Coastal studies (e.g. shores, estuaries)
Keywords:
Marine, Birds, Birds (marine), Diets, Food, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge, Ammodytidae, Clupeidae, Gobiidae, Sterna hirundo, Sterna sandvicensis

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
15 May 2002 - 30 June 2002
15 May 2003 - 30 June 2003
May 2004 - June 2004

Taxonomic coverage
Ammodytidae Bonaparte, 1835 [WoRMS]
Clupeidae Cuvier, 1816 [WoRMS]
Gobiidae Cuvier, 1816 [WoRMS]
Sterna hirundo Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Sterna sandvicensis Latham, 1787 [WoRMS]

Parameters
Diet composition Methodology , Foraging trip duration Methodology
Diet composition: Observations from a hide
Observations on prey carrying parents (parents are distinguished by color markes, rings or feather characterstics) from a hide placed at two meters from the colony. Prey are identified to taxon level and prey length is estimated. Fate of the prey is classified as follows; eten by the chick, robbed by gulls, robbed by terns, lost otherwise. Chicks are individually color-marked and held within an enclosure. Registration of foraging trip duration.
Foraging trip duration: Observations from a hide
Observations on prey carrying parents (parents are distinguished by color markes, rings or feather characterstics) from a hide placed at two meters from the colony. Prey are identified to taxon level and prey length is estimated. Fate of the prey is classified as follows; eten by the chick, robbed by gulls, robbed by terns, lost otherwise. Chicks are individually color-marked and held within an enclosure. Registration of foraging trip duration.

Contributors
Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), moredata owner
Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen (IRScNB/KBIN), moretaxonomic identifier Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), moredata owner
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek; Afdeling Biodiversiteit en Natuurlijk Milieu; Onderzoeksgroep Ecosysteemdiversiteit, moredata creatordata managertaxonomic identifier

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
Feeding ecology of Terns in the Belgian Part of the North sea, more
(Partly) included in:
PROJECT DATA: Integrated data from projects PODOI and Trophos (1997-2006), more

Project
TROPHOS: Higher trophic levels in the Southern North Sea, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Stienen, E.W.M.; Brenninkmeijer, A. (2002). Foraging decisions of Sandwich Terns in the presence of kleptoparasitising gulls The Auk 119(2): 473-486. dx.doi.org/10.1642/0004-8038(2002)119[0473:FDOSTI]2.0.CO;2, more
Stienen, E.W.M.; Brenninkmeijer, A. (2002). Foraging decisions of Sandwich Terns in the presence of kleptoparasitising gulls, in: VLIZ Coll. Rep. 32(2002). VLIZ Collected Reprints: Marine and Coastal Research in Flanders, 32: pp. chapter 40, more
Stienen, E.W.M.; Brenninkmeijer, A. (2005). Foraging decisions of Sandwich Terns in the presence of kleptoparasitising gulls, in: Stienen, E.W.M. Living with gulls: trading off food and predation in the Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis. Alterra Scientific Contributions, 15: pp. 61-79, more
Stienen, E.W.M. et al. (2000). Reflections of a specialist: patterns in food provisioning and foraging conditions in Sandwich Terns Sterna sandvicensis. Ardea 88(1): 33-49, more
Stienen, E.W.M. et al. (2005). Reflections of a specialist: patterns in food provisioning and foraging conditions in Sandwich Terns Sterna sandvicensis, in: Stienen, E.W.M. (2005). Living with gulls: trading off food and predation in the Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis. Alterra Scientific Contributions, 15: pp. 15-37, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2004-05-10
Information last updated: 2015-12-03
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