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Vegetation used for nesting by the red-winged blackbird in Florida

Wilson Bulletin

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Abstract

During the breeding season of 1966, as an adjunct to a taxonomic study of Red-winged Blackbirds in Florida, 177 Redwin g nests were found. The general habitat types were noted, and the plant species harboring nests were listed.....Redwing nests were found in 30 genera of plants. Buttonbush was the primary choice; it was used to support 50 of the 177 nests. Silverling and willow were the next most often used plants. Nests also were found in other shrubs and trees, in assorted herbs and grasses, and in fields of sweet corn and sugarcane. The great degree of nesting adaptability of the Red-winged Blackbird is attested by the diversity of nesting site selections in several habitats.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Vegetation used for nesting by the red-winged blackbird in Florida
Series title:
Wilson Bulletin
Volume
80
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1968
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
320-324
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
320
Last page:
324
Number of Pages:
5