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A pair of roseate terns fledges three young with limited human assistance

Connecticut Warbler

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Abstract

In 1994 when the availability of small fish appeared to be relatively good, the smallest chick from an inadvertantly artificially-created 3-egg clutch received occasional supplemental feedings by humans for two weeks. These supplemental feedings probably prevented this chick from starving. During its period of most rapid growth (after the linear growth phase of its two siblings had ended), however, it did not receive supplemental feedings from humans, but was instead was fed only by the two adult birds attending the nest. All the chicks in this brood eventually fledged, indicating that the pair was capable of meeting the feeding demands of three large chicks.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A pair of roseate terns fledges three young with limited human assistance
Series title:
Connecticut Warbler
Volume
17
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
6-10
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Connecticut Warbler
First page:
6
Last page:
10