Is Adult Survival of the Blue Tit Higher in a Low Fecundity Insular Population than in a High Fecundity Mainland One?

  • Jacques Blondel
  • Roger Pradel
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 24)


Population studies on tits have been in progress for 15 years in Corsica and in a mainland forest in Southern France. The island site is an old mature forest of the sclerophyllous Holm Oak Quercus ilex located near the sea. The mainland site is a mixed forest of conifers and broadleaved trees located in the southern slope of Mont-Ventoux, Provence (see characteristics of the two habitats in Table I and in Blondel 1985).


Clutch Size Brood Size Adult Survival Standardize Normal Variable Similar Survival Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacques Blondel
    • 1
  • Roger Pradel
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre Louis EmbergerCNRSMontpellier cédexFrance

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