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Diurnal habitat use of American woodcock wintering along the Atlantic coast

Canadian Journal of Zoology

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Abstract

The long-term decline of the American woodcock (Scolopax minor) population led us to investigate diurnal habitat use with radiotelemetry on the wintering grounds. Sites included the coastal plain of Georgia (1989-1991), South Carolina (1988-1989), and Virginia (1991-1992). Habitat use was not explained by age, sex, or date during the winter, but individuals used habitat differently (P < 0.05). Only shrubland was preferred at all sites in all years. Pine plantations of various ages were used according to availability, but usually less often than expected, while bottomland hardwoods and pine - hardwoods were used more often than expected.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Diurnal habitat use of American woodcock wintering along the Atlantic coast
Series title:
Canadian Journal of Zoology
Volume
72
Issue:
11
Year Published:
1994
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
1945-1950
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Canadian Journal of Zoology
First page:
1945
Last page:
1950
Number of Pages:
6