First breeding of Audouin’s Gull, Larus audouinii, in the Parco Naturale Regionale Molentargius - Saline (Sardinia)

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Sergio Nissardi (1*), Carla Zucca (2), Alessia Atzeni (3), Nicola Baccetti (4), Marco Zenatello (5)

1 Anthus s.n.c., Cagliari, Italy.
2 Anthus s.n.c., Cagliari, Italy.
3 Parco Naturale Regionale Molentargius Saline, Edificio dei Sali scelti, Cagliari, Italy.
4 Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e Ricerca Ambientale, ex Istituto Nazionale per la Fauna, Ozzano Emilia (BO), Italy.
5 Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e Ricerca Ambientale, ex Istituto Nazionale per la Fauna, Ozzano Emilia (BO), Italy.
(*) Corresponding Author:
Sergio Nissardi
nissardi@hotmail.com

Abstract

In 2007 a colony of Audouin’s Gull settled for the first time in Molentargius saltpans, which represent a non-typical habitat for this (formerly) strictly marine species. The 64 breeding pairs had a productivity of ca. 0.2 chicks/pair. Within Sardinia, this is the third breeding site located on coastal wetlands/saltpans. These habitats host today more than 40% of the Italian population, playing therefore a key role in the conservation of this endangered species.

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Nissardi, S., Zucca, C., Atzeni, A., Baccetti, N., & Zenatello, M. (2012). First breeding of Audouin’s Gull, Larus audouinii, in the Parco Naturale Regionale Molentargius - Saline (Sardinia). Rivista Italiana Di Ornitologia, 82(1-2). https://doi.org/10.4081/rio.2012.186