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Titre du document / Document title Premières nidifications du Guêpier d'Europe (Merops apiaster) dans le Canton de Vaud et problématique de conservation du site = First breeding records of the Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) in Canton de Vaud and the problematics of thesite conservation
Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles
The first breeding of the Bee-eater in canton de Vaud was recorded in a temporarily disused gravel-pit in the Venoge valley (W Switzerland). In 1996 the reproduction of a single pair failed after the eclosion of the chicks during a long period of uninterrupted rain. In 1997, probably the same pair returned and raised 3 fledglings. In 1998, 4 pairs bred raising 20 fledglings. The site is particularly rich with insects and birds: 12 bird species of the red data list breed in the site and surrounding area. However, it is threatened by a state project: the gravel-pit is planned to be filled in the coming years. Its future management in relation to the preservation of the Bee-eater and the other bird species on the red data list is presented and discussed
Breeding site , Nesting , Geographic distribution , Phenology , Breeding success , Colonization , Animal conservation , Environmental protection , Switzerland , Merops apiaster , Europe , Reproduction , Aves , Vertebrata
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