Golden-cheeked warbler males participate in nest-site selection

Wilson Journal of Ornithology
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Nest-site selection behaviors have rarely been described for songbirds. Furthermore, male involvement in nest-site selection is generally assumed to be minimal among most species, especially those predominantly exhibiting female nest building. This assumption has held true for the federally endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia), a breeding resident of central Texas. We observed Golden-cheeked Warbler males and females searching for nest sites together on three separate occasions, 2001-2003. Although rare, such observations add to our knowledge of the life history of songbirds.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Golden-cheeked warbler males participate in nest-site selection
Series title Wilson Journal of Ornithology
DOI 10.1676/05-044.1
Volume 118
Issue 2
Year Published 2006
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Wilson Journal of Ornithology
First page 247
Last page 251
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