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MARCONDES-MACHADO, Luiz Octavio; PIRATELLI, Augusto J  and  MADI, Rubens R. Experimental birds managment in anthropic areas, using nest-boxes. Rev. Bras. Zool. [online]. 1994, vol.11, n.4, pp.749-758. ISSN 0101-8175.

Use of nest-boxes for management of cavity nesting birds in anthropic areas can give good results. In November 1987, data collection begun in UNICAMP, Campinas (São Paulo), with the objective of favouring establishment and increase in urban bird communities. The House Wren (Troglodytes aedon Viellot. 1807) and House Sparrow (Passer domesticus Linnaeus, 1758) used the nest boxes for reproduction. Nests were collected and analysed (weight, used materials, incubation chamber materials, nest form). House Sparrow used thin materials, like straw, paper and plastic, while house wren used heavy materials, like sticks, wire and tabs of soff drink cans. The nest-boxes offered favorable conditions to bird reproduction and protection in disturbed areas, and showed signs of leading to increase in diversity of species, that might use this nest-boxes for reproduction in the future.

Keywords : Nest-boxes; cavity nesting birds; São Paulo; Brazil.

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