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Caribou antlers as nest materials for golden eagles in northwestern Alaska

Journal of Raptor Research

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Abstract

There are few published records of antlers in golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) nests. This note reports extensive use of caribou (Rangifer tarandus) antlers in three golden eagle nests in the Cape Kruzenstern region of northwestern Alaska. The importance of antlers to this population of eagles can be explained at least in part by (1) the lack of suitable woody vegetation on the open tundra, (2) the similarity of antlers to sticks, and (3) the abundance of antlers, especially cow caribou antlers, in the region.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Caribou antlers as nest materials for golden eagles in northwestern Alaska
Series title:
Journal of Raptor Research
Volume
32
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1998
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
268
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Raptor Research
First page:
268
Number of Pages:
268