Characteristics and consequences of nest-site fidelity in wood ducks

  • Published source details Hepp G. & Kennamer R. (1992) Characteristics and consequences of nest-site fidelity in wood ducks. The Auk, 109, 812-818.


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Provide artificial nesting sites for wildfowl

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Bird Conservation
  1. Provide artificial nesting sites for wildfowl

    A replicated study at 16 areas in an open pine forest in South Carolina, USA (Hepp & Kennamer 1992), found that over nine breeding seasons (1982-90), between 19 and 44 female wood ducks Aix sponsa used nest boxes, with 120 (1982-3) or 150 (1984-90) boxes provided each year.


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