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Avian Urban Ecology$
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Diego Gil and Henrik Brumm

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199661572

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199661572.001.0001

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The importance of wooded urban green areas for breeding birds

The importance of wooded urban green areas for breeding birds

a case study from Northern Finland

(p.201) Chapter 16 The importance of wooded urban green areas for breeding birds
Avian Urban Ecology

Jukka Jokimäki

Marja-Liisa Kaisanlahti-Jokimäki

Pilar Carbó-Ramírez

Oxford University Press

This chapter analyses the impact of urban wooded green areas on assemblages of breeding birds, using case data from the town of Rovaniemi in northern Finland. It shows that breeding populations are influenced by factors such as the size of urban wooded green areas, their location, tree heights, and species occurrence and abundance in the immediate surroundings of wooded green areas. The traits of individual bird species also affect the occurrence of species in specific wooded green areas. Humans can help birds settle in urban wooded green areas by building nest boxes or by arranging (winter) feeding. The chapter concludes by urging more research on the factors affecting the behaviour of birds in urban environments, especially in urban green areas that are hotspots of urban biodiversity.

Keywords:   urban birds, breeding, bird populations, bird communities, urban wooded green areas, species richness

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