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Breeding biology and habitat use of black ducks

Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Miscellaneous Publication

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Abstract

Forested wetlands are Important habitats for black ducks nesting in the Northeast. Invertebrates, with their high protein content, are primary foods of females during egg laying and for rapidly growing ducklings. Beaver-created and modified wetlands provide excellent habitat for feeding as well as protective cover. As these wetlands age, their quality declines after 7-10 years, and waterfowl use diminishes. Wetland availability and quality should be considered when managing beaver.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Breeding biology and habitat use of black ducks
Series title:
Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Miscellaneous Publication
Volume
336
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
261 (abstract)
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
261 (abs)