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Hatching success of Caspian terns nesting in the lower Laguna Madre, Texas, USA

Colonial Waterbirds

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Abstract

The average clutch size of Caspian Terns nesting in a colony in the Lower Laguna Madre near Laguna Vista, Texas, USA in 1984 was 1.9 eggs per nest. Using the Mayfield method for calculating success, one egg hatched in 84.1% of the nests and 69.8% of the eggs laid hatched. These hatching estimates are as high or higher than estimates from colonies in other areas.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Hatching success of Caspian terns nesting in the lower Laguna Madre, Texas, USA
Series title:
Colonial Waterbirds
Volume
9
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
86-89
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Colonial Waterbirds
First page:
86
Last page:
89
Number of Pages:
4