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Prolonged incubation behavior by a marbled godwit

The Auk

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https://doi.org/10.2307/4084675

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Abstract

On 9 May 1972 I flushed a Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa) from a nest containing four eggs in a large field of mulched wheat stubble in northwestern Stutsman County, North Dakota. I revisited the nest on 31 May and on 7, 9, 12, 15, 16, 20, and 21 June, and found an incubating adult on the nest during all visits except 21 June. Another adult was seen near the nest site only on 9 May. On 12 June the eggs looked rotten, and the incubating bird seemed to have a crippled leg. On 21 June Ring-billed Gulls (Larus delawarensis) destroyed the eggs.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Prolonged incubation behavior by a marbled godwit
Series title:
The Auk
DOI:
10.2307/4084675
Volume:
91
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1974
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Ornithological Society
Description:
1 p.
First page:
167
Last page:
167