Congrats on your Master theses, Melanie Andereggen, Julia Fürst, and Michel Montagner!

Melanie Andereggen

Melanie Andereggen (photo) investigated how the Red Kite, a diet generalist and opportunistic scavenger, alters prey delivery rate and diet composition for nestlings in response to brood size, age, and environmental factors. She found that at low elevations, where frequently tilled arable land dominates, 46% of the prey delivered to Red Kite nestlings were earthworms. Melanie now works at the Wildlife Park Goldau. For the topics of all three Master theses, see the page publications.