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Nesting by pomarine jaegers near Barrow, Alaska, 1971

September 5, 2012

An estimated 5.7 pairs of pomarine jaegers km -2 (14.8 mi -2) nested near Barrow, Alaska, in 1971. Hatching success of 67 eggs (34 nests) was 57%. Fledging success of 44 nestlings (26 nests) was 32%. An estimated 0.4 young survived to 25 d of age per nesting attempt. Low fledging success is explained by an abrupt decline in lemming abundance.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1987
Title Nesting by pomarine jaegers near Barrow, Alaska, 1971
DOI
Authors Thomas W. Custer, Frank A. Pitelka
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Field Ornithology
Series Number
Index ID 70006802
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center