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1 July 2014 Ants and Paridae share nesting boxes in continental Mediterranean habitat
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Different species visit or exploit cavities for survival or reproduction, including human-made boxes. Ants and Paridae from mainland southern France share artificial boxes at different life-history stages. Colonies of the ant Crematogaster scutellaris occasionally prevent Paridae from roosting or breeding in boxes and therefore might influence nest-site selection in avian cavity-nesters. Factors that influence coexistence or avoidance in bird-ant interactions in the Mediterranean region are discussed.

Marcel M. Lambrechts and Bertrand Schatz "Ants and Paridae share nesting boxes in continental Mediterranean habitat," Folia Zoologica 63(2), 63-66, (1 July 2014). https://doi.org/10.25225/fozo.v63.i2.a2.2014
Received: 12 November 2013; Accepted: 1 January 2014; Published: 1 July 2014
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