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Literature type: General

Journal: Dansk Ornitologisk Forenings Tidsskrift

Volume: 109 , Pages: 41-112.

Language: Danish (In Danish)

Full reference: Christensen, J.S. & Rasmussen, P.A.F. 2015. Revideret status for sjældne fugle i Danmark før 1965. [Revised status of rare birds in Denmark before 1965.], Dansk Ornitologisk Forenings Tidsskrift: 109, 41-112.

Keywords: rarity, Denmark, occurrence, revision

Literature type: Scientific

Journal: International Journal of Osteoarchaeology

Volume: 24 , Pages: 365–377

DOI: 10.1002/oa.2367

Language: English

Full reference: Gotfredsen, A.B. 2013. Birds in subsistence and culture at viking age sites in Denmark. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 24: 365–377 https://www.dx.doi.org/10.1002/oa.2367

Keywords: Denmark, wildfowling, falconry, status, symbolic significance, domestic fowl, Viking Age


This paper reviews the evidence for consumption and use of birds at Danish Viking Age sites. The presence and diversity of wild and domestic bird species were studied on the basis of the avian material retrieved from sites representing a wide range of different habitats covering a period from the Late Germanic Iron Age to early medieval times (ca 5th–12th centuries AD). A large diversity of at least 20 avian families with more than 60 taxa in addition to domestic fowl was documented. Although variation in species diversity and abundance in the assemblages were influenced by recovery methods, some genuine differences emerged regarding site type as well as topographical and geographic variation. Marked differences among avian species within certain bird families were revealed; herons (Ardeidae), birds of prey (Accipitridae), cranes (Gruidae), tetraonids (Tetraonidae) and waders (Scolopacidae) occurred more commonly at certain categories of sites such as high-status manorial and early urban sites. The usage of eagle feathers was evidenced by cut marks on eagle wing bones and falconry was documented at a few high-status sites.

Literature type: General

Journal: Dansk Ornithologisk Forenings Tidsskrift

Volume: 45 , Pages: 217-222.

Language: Danish (In Danish with English summary)

Full reference: Blume, C.A. 1951. Forekomst av Hvidøyet And (Aythya n. nyroca (Güld)) og Dværggås (Anser erythropus L.) i Danmark. [Occurrence of Ferruginous Duck and Lesser White-fronted Goose in Denmark.], Dansk Ornithologisk Forenings Tidsskrift: 45, 217-222.

Keywords: Occurrence, Denmark

Literature type: General

Journal: Dansk Ornithologisk Forenings Tidsskrift

Volume: 34 , Pages: 195.

Language: Danish (In Danish)

Full reference: Steinbach, A. 1940. Dværggæs (Anser erythropus) skudt i Randers fjord. [Lesser White-fronted Geese shot in Randers fjord.], Dansk Ornithologisk Forenings Tidsskrift: 34, 195.

Keywords: hunting, mortaliity, Denmark, occurrence

Literature type: Book

Language: Danish (In Danish)


Full reference: Brehm, A.E. 1876. Fuglenes liv. , P.G. Philipsens forlag, Kjøbenhavn. 759pp.

Keywords: Danmark, trekk, migration, Denmark

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