Bird stomach contents analysis - final report: Goosander and Cormorant diet on four Scottish rivers 2019 to 2020

This study analysed the stomach contents of goosanders and cormorants collected from the Rivers Tweed, Dee, Nith and Spey during 2019 and 2020 in order to to assess whether there was evidence of substantial changes in the diets of these species of fish-eating birds since the 1990s.

Appendix 4: Scientific names of prey species mentioned in the text

Lampreys - Family Petromyzonidae

Brook Lamprey - Lampetra planeri

River Lamprey - L. fluviatilis

Eels - Family Anguillidae

European Eel - Anguilla anguilla

Salmons - Family Salmonidae

Atlantic Salmon - Salmo salar

Brown/sea Trout - S. trutta

Rainbow Trout - Onchorynchus mykiss

Grayling - Thymallus thymallus

Pikes - Family Esociade

Pike - Esox lucius

Carps - Family Cyprinidae

Gudgeon - Gobio gobio

Minnow - Phoxinus phoxinus

Loaches - Family Cobitidae

Stone Loach - Barbatula barbatula

Sticklebacks - Family Gasterosteidae

3-Spined Stickleback- Gasterosteus aculeatus

Perches - Family Percidae

Perch - Perca fluviatilis

Grey Mullets- Family Mugilidae

Flatfishes- Family Pleuronectidae

Class Amphibia - Family Ranidae

Common Frog - Rana temporaria



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