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dc.contributor.authorCameron, Kristie
dc.contributor.authorWassenaar, R.J.
dc.contributor.authorPanapasa, Ayellet
dc.contributor.authorBrown, K.J.
dc.contributor.authorHalliday, Angela
dc.contributor.authorLodge-Osborn, K.R.
dc.contributor.authorRobson, E.A.
dc.contributor.authorAley, Joanne
dc.contributor.authorJones, Graham
dc.contributor.authorSalinsky, Jodi
dc.contributor.authorFraser, Diane
dc.contributor.authorAdams, Nigel
dc.description.abstractHouse sparrows (Passer domesticus) are vectors for diseases transmittable to humans and animals, therefore effort is made to deter sparrows from roosting and feeding in urban areas such as cafes and private buildings. In this experiment, four methods of measuring sparrow avoidance of a commercially available avian repellent were trialed in aviaries and in the field. The methods were designed to detect repellency at differing levels of sensitivity. Experiments attempted to measure changes in the use of an aviary in relation to the presence of the repellent and the effect of proximity of the repellent on feeding in both an aviary setting and in the field where alternative food was available. We were consistently unable to detect any repellent effect of this commercially available product, indicating birds were insensitive to any intended aversive properties of its odour or visual appearance. The formulation of effective repellents based on visual and olfactory signals alone is likely to be very challenging.en_NZ
dc.publisherUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.rightsMeasuring the Efficacy of Repellent on House Sparrows (Passer domesticus), by Kristie E. Cameron, Roxanne J. Wassenaar, Ayellet Panapasa, Kelsey J. Brown, Angela D. Halliday, Kaitlyn R. Lodge- Osborn, Emily A. Robson, Joanne P. Aley, Graham Jones, Jodi R. Salinsky, Diane L. Fraser, and Nigel J. Adams, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.en_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 New Zealand*
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjecthouse sparrows (Passer domesticus)en_NZ
dc.subjectPasser domesticusen_NZ
dc.subjectpest controlen_NZ
dc.subjectbird repellenten_NZ
dc.titleMeasuring the efficacy of repellent on house sparrows (Passer domesticus)en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden079999 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences not elsewhere classifieden_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationCameron, K.E., Wassenaar, R.J., Panapasa, A., Brown, K.J., Halliday, A.D., Lodge-Osborn, K.R., Robson, E.A., Aley, J.P., Jones, G., Salinsky, J.R., Fraser, D.L., & Adams, N.J. (2018). Measuring the Efficacy of Repellent on House Sparrows (Passer domesticus), Unitec ePress Perspectives in Biosecurity (2018/3), pp. 5–17.ISSN: ISSN: 2538-0125. Retrieved from
unitec.publication.titlePerspectives in Biosecurityen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeMount Albert, Auckland, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaNatural Sciences

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