Last week Michele Panuccio discussed his Ph.D. dissertation made within MEDRAPTORS research projects at the University of Pavia.
His thesis analyzed factors influencing the migratory behaviour of raptors in the Mediterranean area. Among them: morphology, geography, flocking behaviour, orientation, information transmission, weather conditions.
In particular was investigated the migration of four species: the Short-toed Snake Eagle, the European Honey Buzzard, the Western Marsh Harrier and the Black Kite.
Used methods were: visual observations in Italy and Greece, ring recovey analysis, modeling.
- Michele Panuccio - Across and around a barrier: migration ecology of raptors in the Mediterranean basin. University of Pavia, a.a. 2010/2011.