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Predator identity can explain nest predation patterns. Chapter 11Author(s): Jennifer L. Reidy; Frank R., III Thompson
Source: In: Ribic, C.A.; Thompson, F.R., III; Pietz, P.J., eds. Video surveillance of nesting birds. Studies in Avian Biology (no. 43). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press: 135-148.
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Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionKnowledge of dominant predators is necessary to identify predation patterns and mitigate losses to nest predation, especially for endangered songbirds. We monitored songbird nests with timelapse infrared video cameras at Fort Hood Military Reservation, Texas, from 1997 to 2002 and 2005, and in Austin, Texas, during 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2009. Predation was the most common source of nest failure. We identified 13 species of predators during 126 predation events.
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CitationReidy, Jennifer L.; Thompson, Frank R., III. 2012. Predator identity can explain nest predation patterns Chapter 11. In: Ribic, C.A.; Thompson, F.R., III; Pietz, P.J., eds. Video surveillance of nesting birds. Studies in Avian Biology (no. 43). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press: 135-148.
KeywordsBlack-capped Vireo, cowbirds, endangered species, fire ants, Golden-cheeked Warbler, predation risk, predator identity, snakes, video cameras
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