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Rats and nesting sea birds on Lundy
Natynczuk, S.E., Smith, P.A., Oakeley, S.F., Evans, S.J. & Albone, E.S. (1993) Annual Report of the Lundy Field Society 1992 43:42-49
Abstract
Between 14th July and 4th August 1992 a young scientists' expedition went to Lundy to continue the work of assessing the rat population and to determine whether there was any interaction between rats and ground nesting seabirds. Both Ship Rats and Norway Rats were trapped on Lundy at sites mentioned by previous authors and more widely: Ship Rats were trapped in locations broadly identified in other studies as potential and actual breeding sites for ground nesting birds. No evidence of predation of birds by rats was found.


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