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Paolo Taranto
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Paolo Taranto

   Biography

Born in 1978. University degree in biological sciences (thesis on "Molecular phylogeography of the Lanner falcon"), IInd level master in "Conservation of biodiversity, management and planning of protected areas and ecological networks" (prof Luigi Boitani). Advanced Inter-regional Course (Regione Emilia-Romagna e Regione Friuli, INFS) on "Conservation of waterbirds and wetlands management".

Ornisitalica, birdcam.it, ASOER
Via Pancaldi n 1, 40138, Bologna (Italy)  
Bologna,  Italy  40100  Italy
Phone: +39-328-0428951
Email: raptorbiol@tiscali.it


   Research Interests

-Raptor captive-breeding
-Raptor management (artificial nest boxes, human dimension, reintroduction projects)
-Raptor monitoring techniques (and video-monitoring techniques, time budget)
-Raptor biology and ecology (urban ecology, reproductive physiology, general ethology)
In addition to the diurnal raptor species listed below, I am interested in Tyto alba and Athene noctua.

Species of Interest: 
  • Milvus milvus
  • Falco biarmicus
  • Falco peregrinus


   Publications

Taranto, P. 2003. [Application of the Image Analysis Technique (AI) to owl pellets and raptor feathers. Avocetta 27:137.

Taranto P. (2004). Morphometric and biochemical aspects of raptor semen: a review. Atti III International Symposium on Wild Fauna.

Taranto P. and Nappi A. (2004). Status of knowledge on the feeding studies of Italian Owls: a bibliometric review. Atti III International Symposium on Wild Fauna.

Taranto P. (2004). Protocollo di gestione della Civetta nei centri recupero: una sintesi. Atti I Convegno italiano sulla Civetta.

Taranto P. (2005). Applicazione delle tecniche di Analisi di Immagine per lo studio e l’identificazione dei piumaggi degli Uccelli: una proposta metodologica. Avocetta 29:157 (2005).

Taranto, P. 2005. [Reproduzione di una coppia di falco pelligrino Falco peregrinus nella città di Bologna: progetti in corso e parametri riproduttivi]. Avocetta 29:215.

Taranto P. (2006). First data on the natural urbanization of Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) in Italy and proposal for a large scale monitoring protocol. 6th International Symposium on Population Ecology of Raptors and Owls. 19-22.10.2006 Meisdorf/Harz Mountains, Germany (In press).

Taranto P. (2007). Status attuale e prime statistiche sui rapaci in cattività in Italia e loro potenziale impatto sulle popolazioni selvatiche. Fauna problematica: conservazione e gestione. S. Martino al Cimino (VT) 8-9 giugno 2007

Taranto, P. 2007. New insights about the imprinting of Birds of Prey (Falconiformes, Strigiformes). 6th International Zoo and Wildlife Research Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics, Berlin 2007 (In press).

Taranto P. 2007. Pros and Cons of the use of falconry as a bird-control tool at airports: a review. 6th European Vertebrate Pest Management Conference. University of Reading (UK) 2007. (In press).

Taranto, P. 2007. Owl-cams: nuove tecnologie per svelare i segreti dei misteriosi rapaci notturni. Convegno Rapaci notturni ricerca e divulgazione. Treviolo (Bg), 2007.

Taranto P. (2007) Patterns of urbanization and hunting strategies of urban Peregrine falcons in Italy. Peregrine Conference Poland 2007 (In press).



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