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    Author(s): Kathryn L. Purcell; Jared Verner
    Date: 1999
    Source: Wilson Bulletin. 111(2): 251-256
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Camera setups revealed at least three species of rodents and seven species of birds as potential predators at artificial open nests. Surprisingly, among avian predators identified at open nests, one third were Bullock's Orioles (Icterus bullockii). Two rodent species and three bird species were potential predators at artificial cavity nests. This high predator diversity was consistent with previous studies, although the number of avian predators at open nests was higher than expected.

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    Purcell, Kathryn L.; Verner, Jared. 1999. Nest predators of open and cavity nesting birds in oak woodlands. Wilson Bulletin. 111(2): 251-256

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