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Nesting phenology and success of ring-necked ducks in east-central Maine

June 16, 2010

Selected aspects of the nesting biology of Ring-necked Ducks in east-central Maine were studied during 1983-1985 and compared to previous studies. Nesting chronology, clutch size, and hatching success were similar to results reported from previous studies, but nest success was 32-42% lower. Thirty-eight percent of the nests were successful; % of the eggs in successful nests hatched. Among unsuccessful nests, predation and flooding caused most failures.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1989
Title Nesting phenology and success of ring-necked ducks in east-central Maine
DOI
Authors D.G. McAuley, J. R. Longcore
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Field Ornithology
Series Number
Index ID 5222239
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center