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Lyckade häckningar i samma holk av tornseglare Apus apus och rödstjärt phoenicurus phoenicurus

Successful shared breeding in an artificial nest-box by common swift Apus apus and common redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
  • Maxime Pirio
  • Arne Andersson
  • Susanne Åkesson
Publishing year: 2015
Language: Swedish
Pages: 105-108
Publication/Series: Ornis Svecica
Volume: 25
Issue: 3-4
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening

Abstract english

During the spring 2015, a pair of Common Redstarts Phoenicurus phoenicurus successfully raised a five-chick brood in an artificial nest-box designed for and occupied by a pair of Common Swifts Apus apus in southern Sweden. The breeding was monitored by a nest-box camera, which recorded close interactions between the two species. The Common Redstarts initiated the breeding first and had young in the nest when the Common Swifts arrived and initiated breeding by laying their eggs in a nearby nest cup. The breeding overlapped by 15 days between the second and the fourth week of June when all five of the nestlings of the Common Redstart fledged. The Common Swifts raised two young which fledged in early August.


  • Zoology


  • ISSN: 1102-6812
Arne Andersson
E-mail: arne [dot] andersson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

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