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Aves, 35/2 | 1998 | 97-102

  Winchat (Saxicola rubetra) in southern Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse (Belgium) : evolution of populations and results of a 1997-1998 survey.
Coppée, J.-Lo.

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Winchats were already decreasing in Belgium in the sixties but were still common in most of southern Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse (Fagne and Ardenne). In the seventies, the negative trend was continuing and probably no more than 25-30 pairs were still present. Since then, Winchat have become irregular in Fagne. In 1997-1998, a survey found only 5-7 pairs on four locations in the extreme south of the Ardenne part. Unless immediate conservation measures are taken, their complete demise is likely in the short term.

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