Breeding-ground habitat conditions and the survival of mallards

Journal of Wildlife Management
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Abstract

The relationship between habitat conditions in prairie breeding areas of North America and mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) survival rates was investigated. Annual survival-rate estimates for mallards generally were higher during years of high May pond numbers and low mallards-per-pond ratios than during years of low pond numbers and high ratios. This tendency was most pronounced among males. These results suggest that mallard survival probabilities may be affected by breeding-ground habitat conditions.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Breeding-ground habitat conditions and the survival of mallards
Series title Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume 46
Issue 1
Year Published 1982
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 80-87
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Wildlife Management
First page 80
Last page 87