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Habitat management news

By - Roger S K Buisson

The Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos has traditionally been associated with coppiced woodland in the southern and eastern counties of England. Recent survey work conducted by volunteers for the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) has shown that breeding Nightingales have an increasing preference for scrub in low-lying river valleys. In the late 1970s, only a quarter of Nightingale territories were located in scrub, whereas in 1999 nearly half of all territories were in this habitat.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist