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Stump and tree nesting by mallards and black ducks

Journal of Wildlife Management

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Abstract

Studies conducted 1961-65 at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in New York demonstrated that mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) and black ducks (Anas rubripes) make extensive use of stumps and dead snags for nest sites. Nest densities in timbered habitats compared favorably with those in untimbered habitats. Nest success was generally higher in timbered than in untimbered areas, except for a newly flooded impoundment where nest success was poor. A simple artificial nest structure was used to increase the number of available nest sites in some of the timbered habitats. Development of stump-nesting populations of ducks may furnish a means of increasing waterfowl production in forested areas.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Stump and tree nesting by mallards and black ducks
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume:
31
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1967
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wildlife Society
Contributing office(s):
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description:
7 p.
First page:
229
Last page:
235