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Raptor and Corvid Response to Power Distribution Line Perch Deterrents in Utah

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Phoebe R Prather, and Terry A Messmer, Raptor and Corvid Response to Power Distribution Line Perch Deterrents in Utah: .

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Increased raptor and corvid abundance has been documented in landscapes fragmented by man-made structures, such as fence posts and power lines. These vertical structures may enhance raptor and corvid foraging and predation efficiency because of increased availability of perch, nesting, and roosting sites. Concomitantly, vertical structures, in particular power distribution lines, have been identified as a threat to sage-grouse (Centrocercus spp.) conservation. To mitigate potential impacts of power distribution lines on sage-grouse and other avian species, the electrical power industry has retrofitted support poles with perch deterrents to discourage raptor and corvid use. No published information is available regarding efficacy of [...]

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From Source - Mendeley RIS export <br> On - Tue May 10 10:18:08 CDT 2011

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