In a recent paper Amoruso et al. (2013) proposed a novel method for estimating population size of Feral Pigeons, the Superimposed Urban Strata (SUS) method. In our reply we firstly comment on the lack of a complete review of the available literature. Secondly we point out that the SUS method does not account for birds detection probability and thus it is just a simple index of abundance as many others proposed in recent years. Thirdly, we question the approach used by the authors to evaluate the reliability of their method. To conclude, we believe that the SUS method is not truly innovative and that further investigations are needed before considering it as a reliable way for estimating Feral Pigeons populations size.
|Autori interni:||GIUNCHI, DIMITRI|
BALDACCINI, NATALE EMILIO
|Autori:||Giunchi, Dimitri; Vanni, Lorenzo; Soldatini, Cecilia ; Albores-Barajas, Yuri Vladimir; Baldaccini, Natale Emilio|
|Titolo:||Old and novel methods for estimating Feral Pigeons (Columba livia f. domestica) population size: a reply to Amoruso et al. (2013)|
|Anno del prodotto:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s11252-014-0344-5|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|