Breeding in the pandemic: Short-term lockdown restrictions in a European capital city did not alter the life-history traits of two urban adapters

Michela Corsini, Zuzanna Jagiello, Michał Walesiak, Michał Redlisiak, Ignacy Stadnicki, Ewa Mierzejewska & Marta Szulkin
Humans are transforming natural habitats into managed urban green areas and impervious surfaces with unprecedented peace. Yet, the effects of human presence per se on animal life-history traits are rarely tested. This is particularly true in cities, where human presence is often indissociable from urbanisation itself. We analysed four years of avian breeding data collected in a European capital city to test whether lockdown measures altered nestbox occupancy and life-history traits in terms of egg-laying...
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