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    Author(s): Dale M. Becker; Carolyn Hull Sieg
    Date: 1985
    Source: Raptor Research. 19(2/3): 52-55.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Breeding chronology and reproductive success of the Merlin (Falco columbarius richarsonii) were studied in southeastern Montana from 1978 - 1981. Breeding activity spanned 5 mo from the earliest observation of adults to the latest dispersal of adults and young from nesting areas. Clutch size, brood size and fledging success at active nests were similar (P > 0.05) among the 4 yrs. Mortality tended to be highest before the hatching stage. Breeding chronology and reproductive success were similar to results of studies in Canada.

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    Becker, Dale M.; Sieg, Carolyn Hull. 1985. Breeding chronology and reproductive success of Richardson''s merlins in southeastern Montana. Raptor Research. 19(2/3): 52-55.

    Keywords

    Falco columbarius richarsonii, breeding, reproduction, Montana

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