Monitoring the nests of the Scopoli’s shearwater on the Island of Pianosa

17-21/09/2015 – Monitoring continues of the colonies of Scopoli’s shearwater at Punta del Pulpito and Punta Brigantina; after inspecting 19 nests, researchers found just 3 fledglings close to leaving the nest. In this case, the poor reproduction rate is due to the presence of the black rat on the island, an alien species that preys upon eggs and newborn chicks.

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