We describe a successful nest defense strategy of an adult Gavia immer (Common Loon) during an attempted predation event by a Nevison vison (American Mink) at Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, NH. It is suspected that mink occasionally depredate loon nests, but defense strategies have not been described previously.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Common loon nest defense against an American mink|
|Series title||Northeastern Naturalist|
|Publisher||Humboldt Field Research Institute|
|Contributing office(s)||Coop Res Unit Leetown|