Unmanaged forest and bird community: a study in north-western Lombardy

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Walter Guenzani *
Fabio Saporetti
(*) Corresponding Author:
Walter Guenzani | rio@sisn.pagepress.org


Breeding bird community was censused in an area of 15.9 ha in 2000/20001, on the shores of Lake of Varese, in an Alno-Ulmion alluvial forest. The mean number of the territories was 93 pairs/10 ha/year and nests of cavity-nesting birds were actively searched for analysing the selection of dead wood.

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