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A device for simultaneously measuring nest attendance and nest temperature in waterfowl

January 1, 1995

Previous studies of waterfowl have measured nest attendance and nest temperature separately using a variety of methods. A device was developed that monitors nest attendance and temperature simultaneously. The device consists of an artificial egg with a microswitch that records nest attendance and a thermistor probe that records temperature. Data are stored in a single-channel data logger. The device described measures the length of incubation breaks, and nest cooling and warming rates.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1995
Title A device for simultaneously measuring nest attendance and nest temperature in waterfowl
Authors Paul L. Flint, Margaret C. MacCluskie
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Field Ornithology
Index ID 70184246
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Alaska Science Center; Alaska Science Center Biology WTEB

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