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Data from: Exotic tree plantations as alternative breeding habitat for an endemic avian predator

Citation

Rodríguez, Beneharo; Rodríguez, Airam; Lorenzo, Juan Antonio; Martínez, Juan Manuel (2021), Data from: Exotic tree plantations as alternative breeding habitat for an endemic avian predator, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.j3tx95xd5

Abstract

This dataset contains information on breeding habitat and breeding parameters for an island endemic raptor, the Macaronesian sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus granti, on Tenerife, Canary Islands, during the breeding seasons of 2014 and 2015. Breeding territories are distributed in three main forest types, two natives (laurel forest and Canarian pinewood) and one composed of exotic trees. We provide the following breeding parameters: a) breeding success as the percentage of occupied nests that produced fledglings; b) productivity as the average number of fledglings produced per nest; and c) brood size as the average number of fledglings produced per successful nest. The dataset contains nesting habitat variables at macro-, micro-habitat, and nest tree levels. We also provide information on the survival of nest structures.

Methods

The dataset was collected during March-August of 2014 and 2015 on Tenerife, Canary Islands. Data have been processed by a series of generalized linear models and generalized linear mixed models to produce a manuscript accepted for publication in Journal of Avian Biology (see details in https://doi.org/10.1111/jav.02527).

Funding

LIFE Program of the European Commission, Award: LIFE12 NAT/PT/000402

LIFE Program of the European Commission, Award: LIFE12 NAT/PT/000402