Raptors Worldwide. 2004. Proceedings of the 6th World Conference on Birds of Prey and Owls (Budapest, 2003)

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Raptors Worldwide. 2004. Proceedings of the 6th World Conference on Birds of Prey and Owls. R. D. Chancellor, B.-U. Meyburg (eds.). 890 pp. ISBN 963-86418-1-9.

Source: The World Working Group on Birds of Prey and Owl.




Bagyura J, Haraszthy L: The Status of Birds of Prey and Owls in Hungary, p 3–8.

Vulture studies

Part 1. Old & New World vultures

Cade TJ, Osborn SA: Commentary on Released California Condors Gymnogyps californianus in Arizona, p 11–25

Camina A: Consequences of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) on breeding success and food availability in Spanish Vulture populations, p 27–44

Camina A: Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus monitoring in Spain: current research and conservation projects, p 45–66

Iezekiel S, Bakaloudis DE: The Status and Conservation of Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus in Cyprus, p 67–73

Mee A, Austin G: Courtship Behaviour in reintroduced California Condors: evidence for extra-pair copulations and female mate guarding, p 75–81

Piper SE: Proposed global Population-monitoring Scheme for the Cape Griffon Gyps coprotheres, p 83–92

Schlee MA, León RA: The King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa in El Salvador: an Endangered Species, p 93–109

Shobrak M: Parental Investment of Lappet-faced Vultures Torgos tracheliotos during breeding at the Mahazat as-Sayd Protected Area, Saudi Arabia, p 111–126

Terrasse M, Sarrazin F: A Success Story: The Reintroduction of Eurasian Griffon Gyps fulvus and Black Aegypius monachus Vultures to France, p 127–145

Tewes E, Terrasse M: Action Plan for the Recovery and Conservation of Vultures on the Balkan Peninsula: activities and projects during 2002 and 2003, p 147–175

Tewes E, Artés JJ: Status and Conservation of the European Black Vulture Aegypius monachus in Europe, p 177–184

Zink R: Alpine Monitoring of Bearded Vultures Gypaetus barbatus: preliminary data on dispersal, pair settlement and survival, p 185–195

Part 2. Vulture decline in Southern Asia

Risebrough RW: Population Collapses of Three Species of Gyps Vultures in the Indian Subcontinent: an overview, p 197–214

Baral HS, Giri JB: On the decline of Oriental White-backed Vultures Gyps bengalensis in lowland Nepal, p 215–219

Gilbert M, Oaks JL: The Status and Decline of Vultures in the provinces of Punjab and Sind, Pakistan; a 2003 update, p 221–234

Katzner T, Gavashelishvili A: Population and Conservation Status of Griffon Vultures in the former Soviet Union, p 235–240

Oaks JL, Meteyer CU: Diagnostic Investigation of Vulture Mortality: the Anti-Inflammatory Drug Diclofenac is associated with Visceral Gout, p 241–243

Prakash V, Pain DJ: Saving Asia's Gyps Vultures: the "Vulture Rescue" Team's Conservation Programme, p 245–255

Sarrazin F, Virani MZ: Preliminary Population Viability Analyses for Oriental White-Backed Vulture Gyps bengalensis in Punjab province, Pakistan, p 257–262

Virani MZ, Benson PC: A Survey of the Reproductive Activities at some Gyps Vulture Nests in Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Ranthambhore National Parks, India, in the 2002/2003 breeding season, p 263–268

Population limitation

Kirmse W: Tree-nesting Peregrines Falco p. peregrinus in Europe did not recover, p 271–277

Lohmus A: Raptor Habitat Studies – the state of the art, p 280–296

Nicoll MA, Jones CG: How Raptor Re-introductions can contribute to Understanding Population Regulation: the Mauritius Kestrel, a case study, p 297–305

Resolving raptor/human conflicts

Arroyo B, Redpath S: Conflicts in Raptor Conservation: an overview, p 307–315

Gutiérrez RJ: Science and the Conservation of the California Spotted Owl, p 317–327

Kenward RE: Management Tools for Raptor Conservation, p 329–339

Piper SE: Vulture Restaurants – Conflict in the midst of Plenty, p 341–349

Environment contaminants & raptors

Morrissey CA, Kardosi GV: Effect of Food Supply and Contaminants on Osprey Productivity in southern British Columbia, Canada, p 353–368

Henny CJ, Grove RA: An Evaluation of Osprey Eggs to Determine Spatial Residue Patterns and Effects of Contaminants along the Lower Columbia River, U.S.A., p 369–388

Richards NL, Mineau P: Exposure of the Eastern Screech-owl Otus asio to Organophosphorus Insecticides and Anticoagulant Rodenticides in Apple Orchards of Southern Quebec, Canada, p 389–409


Acklen J, Bates Z: The BB Line – Evaluating the Role of Birds in Line Faults, p 411–416

Adamec M: Birds and Power Lines – status in the Slovak Republic, p 417–421 Download

Bagyura J, Szitta T: A Review of Measures taken against Bird Electrocution in Hungary, p 423–428

Harness RE: Bald Eagle Haliaeetus teucocephalus Electrocutions in Alaska and Florida – a comparison of retrofitting measures, p 429–435

Kruger R, Maritz A: Vulture Electrocutions on Vertically Configured medium voltage Structures in the Northern Cape Province South Africa, p 437–441

Stoychev S, Karafeizov T: Power line Design and Raptor Protection in Bulgaria, p 443–449

Taxonomy, phylogeography & molecular markers

Bechard MJ, Sarasola JH: Morphometric Measures of male and female Spot-winged Falconets Spiziapteryx circumcinctus sexed using PCR Amplification Methods, p 451–458

Ristow D, Witte L: Sex Determination of Nestlings in Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae: plumage characteristics and molecular sexing, p 459–466

Scheider J, Wink M: Phylogeographic Relationships of the Black Kite Milvus migrans, p 467–472 Download

Vaeli U, Treinys R: Genetic structure of Greater Aquila clanga and Lesser Spotted Lagle A. pomarina populations: Implications for phylogeography and conservation, p 473–482 Download

Wink M, Sauer-Gürth H: Phylogenetic Relationships in Diurnal Raptors based on nucleotide sequences of mitochondrial and nuclear marker genes, p 483–498

Wink M, Sauer-Gürth H: Phylogenetic Relationships in the Hierofalco Complex ( Saker-, Gyr-, Lanner-, Laggar Falcon), p 499–504

Wink M, Sauer-Gürth H: Phylogeographic Relationships of the Lesser Kestrel Falco naumnanni in Breeding and Wintering Quarters, inferred from nucleotide sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene, p 505–510 Download not available

Wink M, Sauer-Gürth H: Phylogenetic Differentiation of the Osprey Pandion haliaetus inferred from nucleotide sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene, p 511–516

Wink M, Sauer-Gürth H: Phylogenetic Relationships in Owls based on nucleotide sequences of mitochondrial and nuclear marker genes, p 517–526

Eagle studies

Bank L, Deme T: Population changes of the White-tailed Lagle Haliaeetus albicilla in Hungary. with special attention to the lower Hungarian Danube-valley. 1987–2003, p 529–536

Bergmanis U: Analysis of breeding habitats of the Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina in Latvia, p 537–550

Bragin E, Katzner T: Long-term Population trends and nesting success of Imperial Eagle, Golden Eagle and White-tailed Sea Eagle in North-West Kazakhstan in 1990–2002, p 551–556

Chou TC, Lee PF: Breeding Biology of the Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis checkt hoya in Kenting National Park, Taiwan, p 557–568

Clark WS: Immature Plumages of the Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca, p 569–574

Dombrovski VC: Use of Breeding Area by Immature Spotted Eagles Aquila pomarina and A. clanga in Belarus: different strategies, p 575–580

Iezekiel S, Bakaloudis DE: The diet of Bonelli's Eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus in Cyprus, p 581–587

Marin SA, Ivanov II: On the Food of the Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca on Sakar Mountain and Dervent Heights, Bulgaria, p 589–592

Martínez JE, Cremades M: Diet of Booted Iiagles Hieraaetus pennalus in Southeastern Spain, p 593–599

Meyburg B-U, Langgemach T: The Situation of the Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina in Germany: The need for an Action Plan and active Conservation, p 601–613

Meyburg B-U, Scheller W: Home range size. Habitat utilisation. Hunting and Time budgets of Lesser Spotted Eagles Aquila pomarina with regard to Disturbance and Landscape Fragmentation, p 615–635

Mrlík V: Nest Site Selection by the Eastern Imperial Eagle in the North-west part of its Range, p 637–643

Pegán I, Martínez JE: Nest Occupancy Patterns of Booted Eagles Hieraaetus pennatus in Southeastern Spain, p 645–652

Stoychev S, Ivanov I: Status of the Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca in Bulgaria between 1994 and 2002, p 653–660

Falcon studies

Bagyura J, Szitta T: Population Trend of the Saker Falcon Falco cherrug in Hungary between 1980 and 2002, p 663–672

Bagyura J, Haraszthy L: Comparison of Saker Falcon Falco cherrug Prédation during and after the Breeding Period, p 673–677

Groombridge JJ, Nicoll MA: Associations of evolutionary & ecological distinctiveness amongst Indian Ocean kestrels, p 679–692

Moseikin V, Ellis DH: Ecological Aspects of Distribution for Saker Falcons Falco cherrug and Altai Gyrfalcons F. altaicus in the Russian Altai, p 693–703

Ristow D: On the insect diet of Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae and its importance for coloniality, p 705–712

Ristow D: Sex. Age. and Evolution criteria to be derived from dark feather patterns in the Hobby & Red-footed falcon group, p 713–730

Vlachos C, Bakaloudis D: Status of the Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni in Thessaly. Central Greece, p 731–736

Biology of owls

Bank L, Horváth G: Barn Owl Tyto alba Management and Monitoring in south-west Hungary, p 739–745

Eakle WL: Ecology and Conservation of the Palau Owl Pyrroglaux podarginus, p 747–754

Eakle WL: Effects of Clean Water Act Permits on the Cactus Ferruginous Owl Glaucidiuim brasilianum in Arizona, p 755–762

Motta-Junior JC, Bueno AA: Trophic Ecology of the Burrowing Owl in Southeast Brazil, p 763–775

Motta-Junior JC, Alho CJ: Food habits of the Striped Owl Asio clamator in South-East Brazil, p 777–784

General raptor studies

Baudvin H: Motorway Mortality of Birds of Prey and Owls in the East of France, p 787–793

Clark WS: Wave Moult of the Primaries in Accipitrid raptors, and its use in ageing immatures, p 795–804

Cresswell W: Kleptoparasitism rates and Aggressive Interactions between Raptors, p 805–814 Download not available

Domahidi Z, Zeitz R: Raptor Migration as a Conservation Opportunity: First Full-season Migration Counts in South-east Romania, p 815–822

Fáter I, Tóth L: Protection of Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus on the Heves-Borsod Plain with special attention to nesting on agricultural habitats, p 823–828

Kitowski I: Observations on the behaviour of male Montagu's Harriers Circus pygargus at communal roosts during the post-fledging period: a case study, p 829–834

Santana FR: The order FaIconiformes in Cuba: status, distribution, migration and conservation, p 835–844

Wiacek J: Sky-dancing as an Honest Criterion of Mate Choice in Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus, p 845–848

Xirouchakis S: Causes of Raptor Mortality in Crete, p 849–860

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