Changes in corvids flight initiation distance in connection with their urbanization

A. Zimaroeva

Zhytomyr State Technological University
103, Chernyakhovsky St., Zhytomyr 10005, Ukraine

One of the most accessible way to assess the tolerance of birds upon humans considering their coexistence is the establishment of flight initiation distance to the approaching human. During the investigation of corvids flight initiation distance in different types of settlements, it was discovered that in settlements with the greater population density and the more highly-developed infrastructure synanthropic species of corvids are more tolerant to human presence.

Keywords: tolerance to human, flight initiation distance, rook, hooded crow, magpie

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