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Aves, 19/2 | 1982 | 85-89

  Nidification of the Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) on Walloon country waste-heaps.
Ledant, J.-P & Jacob, J.-P.

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In the Walloon country coal-fields, the Wheatear appears to be attached to the largest and barest waste-heaps - those surrounded by other waste-heaps, not the one embedded in the limits of town. This fact suggests that the adoption of waste-heaps by this bird has been tardy, explains the depletion of the species in these regions, and leads one to propose that tree-planting on waste-heaps be called in question.

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