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Habitat use at night by wintering American woodcock in coastal Georgia and Virginia

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Abstract

Nocturnal habitats used by American woodcock (Scolopux minor) were studied using radio telemetry at two coastal wintering sites in Georgia (1982-84) and Virginia (1991-92). In Georgia, use of forested habitats at night was extensive while use of fields at night varied between years but generally was low. We found no difference in the probability of moving to a field at night among the four age-sex classes (P = 0.23). A significant effect (P < 0.05) of age-sex class was noted between distances moved from diurnal to nocturnal locations in Georgia. Young females moved farther than any other age-sex class. In Virginia, no effect of age-sex class was found on the probability of being located during the night in either a field or a forest.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Habitat use at night by wintering American woodcock in coastal Georgia and Virginia
Series title:
Wilson Bulletin
Volume:
107
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1995
Language:
English
Publisher:
H.W. Wilson Co.
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
12 p.
First page:
686
Last page:
697
Country:
United States
State:
Georgia, Virginia