In spring 2005, an analysis of breeding bird communities in Torre Flavia wetland was carried out by EFP method. Data on community structure were correlated with land use types. Twenty-five breeding bird species were observed and their distribution at local scale was mapped. Anthropophilous species showed a belt-shape pattern respect to the core of the protected area. Species richness did not increase with the environmental heterogeneity. A positive correlation was found between the richness of edge and anthropophilous species and the percentage of anthropogenic disturbed land types.
Malavasi, R., Battisti, C., Carpaneto, G. (2006). DISTRIBUZIONE SPAZIALE DELL'AVIFAUNA NIDIFICANTE IN RELAZIONE ALLE TIPOLOGIE DI USO/COPERTURA DEL SUOLO. In Battisti C (a cura di), BIODIVERSITA', GESTIONE E CONSERVAZIONE DI UN'AREA UMIDA DEL LITORALE TIRRENICO: LA PALUDE DI TORRE FLAVIA (pp. 316-324). ROMA : GANGEMI EDITORE.