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Table 4 Summary of model-selection according to Mark[106] for fixed-effects models of daily survival rate for kestrel nests ( N= 157)

From: Hard times in the city – attractive nest sites but insufficient food supply lead to low reproduction rates in a bird of prey

Model K AICc ΔAICc ω i
Laying date + Sealed soil (%) 3 271.42 0.00 0.5659
Laying date + Sealed soil (%) + Age found 4 272.19 0.77 0.3852
Laying date 2 276.61 5.19 0.0422
Distance (m) from closest open green space (≥1 ha) + Sealed soil (%) 3 282.05 10.62 0.0028
Presence/absence of green courtyard + Sealed soil (%) 3 282.88 11.45 0.0018
Sealed soil (%) 2 283.86 12.44 0.0011
Age found + Sealed soil (%) 3 284.89 13.47 0.0007
Nearest neighbour distance (m) 2 288.30 16.88 0.0001
Age found 2 290.46 19.04 0
Intercept-only model (constant daily survival rate) 1 290.49 19.07 0
Time Trend 2 290.89 19.47 0
Traffic area (m2, in r = 100 m around the nest site) 2 291.27 19.85 0
  1. K is the number of parameters in the model and ω i the model weight.
  2. Note:‘‡’ data presented as residuals with the study year, ‘†’ log transformed.