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Title: Analysis of honey buzzard flight directions at Buskett
Authors: Thake, Martin A.
Keywords: Birds -- Malta
Honey buzzards -- Behavior -- Malta
Issue Date: 1984
Publisher: Malta Ornithological Society
Citation: Thake, M. A. (1985). Analysis of honey buzzard flight directions at Buskett. Il-Merill, 23, 5-7.
Abstract: Analysis of autumn sightings of Honey buzzard Pernis apivorus at Buskett made during the period 1974-1978 suggested the existence of a leading line effect in Honet Buzzard migration through Malta. It was hypothesised that more Honey Buzzards follow the south-western coast as the day progresses. In addition, there was evidence which suggested that southerly winds are of a purely local nature, generated by a sea breeze system. In this paper, angular data accumulated during the 1974-78 study period and during sporadic observations in subsequent years (1980-1982) are analysed. A limited amount of supporting evidence for the above hypothesis is presented.
Appears in Collections:Il-Merill : issue 23 : 1984-85
Il-Merill : issue 23 : 1984-85

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