Information on the movements of bird populations in extensive landscapes is needed to assess environnemental effects and conservation strategies over appropriate temporal and spatial scales. The common quail (Coturnix coturnix) is a game bid that breeds mainly in dense cereal crops. These crops cover huge areas of the Iberian Peninsula. The aim of this work is to relate cereal mowing, which causes rapid and massive habitat loss for the common quail, to population movements of the species during its breeding season.
MOTS CLES : Cereal crops - Coturnix coturnix - Hunting pressure - Pre-migratory concentration - Ring recovery - Spain - Steppe-land bird