breeding range

breeding range

the geographical area within which a species breeds.
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From 1970 to 2010, reports showed that short-eared owl had been lost from nearly half of its former UK breeding range. There was a similar 50 per cent decrease in the breeding population.
Moreover, the breeding range of black-headed gulls has shrunk by 52% since 1970.
We studied the trophic ecology of Arctic Terns breeding at a colony located in Nunavut, High Arctic Canada, close to the northern limit of their breeding range (Mallory et al., 2017).
Their summer breeding range runs from Portugal and Ireland in the West across to China and Siberia in the East.
Its breeding range extends from western Europe through central Asia to south-central Siberia and northern China, and the bulk of the population spends the winter throughout Europe, north Africa, the Mediterranean, Black and Caspian Seas and Asia (Kear 2005).
It is well known that from 19thcentury the cattle egret has extended its breeding range from Africa to Europe, Asia, America and Australasia (Maddock and Geering, 1993; Parejo et al., 2010).
All were in recently burned forest, illustrating the importance of this habitat to Northern Hawk Owls in this area near the southern perimeter of their breeding range, and consistent with findings from east-central Alberta, Canada (Hannah and Hoyt 2004).
The ruddy shelduck's breeding range stretches from south-eastern Europe to western China, with some established populations in Africa.
Brewer's (Spizella breweri) and sagebrush (Artemisiospiza nevadensis) sparrows are obligate to landscapes dominated by sagebrush (Artemisia species) on their breeding range (Martin and Carlson, 1998; Rotenberry et al., 1999).
Elsewhere in the West Indies breeding range, Mattila and Clapham's 1985-86 surveys found that humpback sightings peaked in mid- to late-February on Virgin Bank and Anguilla Bank, with an overall mean of 0.044 whales/[nmi.sup.2] (sd = 0.029) on Virgin Bank.
Destruction of their ancient woodland habitat has seen the number of dormice half in their breeding range over the last 100 years.