Hawk kite as potential bird scare device (the case of pigeons and grain processing factory)

A. V. Matsyura

Abstract


Here we presented the preliminary results of hawk kite usage against the feral pigeons in some grain processing factory. We studied the temporal and spatial patterns of repellent effect and bird behavior. We suggested the feral pigeons gradually increase the level of tolerance towards the hawk kite if no additional repellent measures were undertaken. Moreover, even initially the feral pigeons demonstrate higher tolerance towards the hawk kite compared to the Rooks or Hooded Crows.

Keywords


Feral Pigeons; Hawk kite; bird scare; repellent; industrial zone

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