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Second nestings of the wood ducks

The Auk

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https://doi.org/10.2307/4083024

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Abstract

This is a description of the renesting of two Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa) after hatching broods. I can find but two previous records of such behavior. Barnes (Auk, 65: 449, 1948) reported an incident of a hand-reared bird nesting in the wild in Indiana. This female was unable to get her brood out of the nest box, and subsequently hatched a second brood. Hester (SE Wildlife Conf., 1962; 8 pp., mimeo.) in North Carolina had records of four hens that renested after hatching first broods. Three of these brought off second broods.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Second nestings of the wood ducks
Series title:
The Auk
DOI:
10.2307/4083024
Volume:
83
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1966
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
1 p.
First page:
303
Last page:
303