Evaluating the Roles of Visual Openness and Edge Effects on Nest-Site Selection and Reproductive Success in Grassland Birds.

Reed, J. Michael.
Keyel, Alexander C.
Strong, Allan M.
Perlut, Noah G.
2013

In some species, habitat edges (ecotones) affect nest-site selection and nesting success. Openness, or how visually open a habitat is, has recently been shown to influence grassland bird density and may affect nest-site selection, possibly by reducing the risk of predation on adults, nests, or both. Because edge and openness are correlated, it is possible that effects of openness have been overloo... read more

Subjects
Grassland birds.
Animal behavior.
Bobolink.
Savannah sparrow.
Birds--Nests.
Ecotones.
Champlain Valley.
Tufts University. Department of Biology.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/009748
Original publication
Alexander C. Keyel, Allan M. Strong, Noah G. Perlut, and J. Michael Reed (2013) Evaluating the Roles of Visual Openness and Edge Effects on Nest-Site Selection and Reproductive Success in Grassland Birds. The Auk: January 2013, Vol. 130, No. 1, pp. 161-170. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/auk.2012.12039
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