Effectiveness of sonic repellents against the Rooks in Kulunda Steppe (Altai Krai, Russia)

A. V. Matsyura, E. V. Shapetko

Abstract


We performed field study of Rooks' repellence by sonic repellent within 2016-2017 in Kulunda Steppe (Altai Krai). We studied the impact of sonic device equipped with alarm/stress Rooks calls and evaluated degree of bird response towards them. We suggested that use of specie-specific stress or alarm calls with high degree of domestic relevance scare birds even from the roosting and feeding habitats.


Keywords


Rooks; bird scare; sonic repellent; Kulunda; Altai Krai

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Matsyura, A.V., Yakovlev, R.V., Ulanov, P.N. (2016). Acousitc bird repellents - a brief review. Acta Biologica Sibirica, 2(4), 141-148. http://dx.doi.org/10.14258/abs.v2i4.1632

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15421/2018_344

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