Corsica-group

Study area: Corsica

 

Corsica holds the only island Snowfinch population.

The potential habitat for the species (areas at altitude > 2 000 m asl) is limited and fragmented. Artificial nesting sites (ski stations, buildings, etc) lack in this area.

 

 

Beginning of ringing and monitoring activities: 2013

Until now, the snowfinch population had never been surveyed or monitored, and the available knowledge is based on the collection of non-systematic records. The organization of coordinated monitoring activities carried out by a network of observers has started in 2013.

Ringing and field work activity: Prospection and annual controls of known territories are partly performed since 2013.

Main goals of the activities: long-term population monitoring (distribution and population size), habitat characterization of occupied sites.

 

Monitoring of reproductive biology: no monitoring of reproductive biology.

Ringing activity results: no ringing activity.

Colour ring project: no colour ring project.

 

Coordinator of the Corsica Group 

Jean-François Seguin - Parc Naturel Régional de Corse

 

Publications: 

 Thibault J.-C. & Bonaccorsi G. (1999). Eurasian Snowfinch Montifrongilla nivalis. pp 109 in The Birds of Corsica. An annotated checklist. British Ornithologists’ Union, Tring. 171 p.

Parc naturel régional de Corse - Lake of Cinto (2289 m) and Capu Falu (2540 m)

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© image autor Jean-François Seguin

Parc naturel régional de Corse - Crest between Pointe des Eboulis (2607 m) and Monte Cinto (2710 m), highest summit of Corsica

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Parc naturel régional de Corse - Lake of Cinto (2289 m) and Bocca Crucetta (2456 m)

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Parc naturel régional de Corse - Lake of Bellebone (2321 m)

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© image autor Jean-François Seguin