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Egg size and laying order of snowy egrets, great egrets, and black-crowned night-herons

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Abstract

The authors' objective was to describe egg size in relation to laying order for Great Egrets (Casmerodius albus ), Snowy Egrets (Egretta thula ), and Black-crowned Night-Herons (Nycticorax nycticorax ) in a southern Texas colony and Great Egrets in a southern Florida colony. Based on egg-size patterns in other colonial waterbirds and the occurrence of brood reduction in egrets and herons, they predicted that the final egg laid in a clutch would be smaller than those laid earlier.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Egg size and laying order of snowy egrets, great egrets, and black-crowned night-herons
Series title:
Condor
Volume
92
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s):
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Description:
pp. 772-775
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
772
Last page:
775
Number of Pages:
4