Common loon nest defense against an American mink

Northeastern Naturalist
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Abstract

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.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Common loon nest defense against an American mink
Series title Northeastern Naturalist
DOI 10.1656/045.018.0212
Volume 18
Issue 2
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher Humboldt Field Research Institute
Contributing office(s) Coop Res Unit Leetown
Description 3 p.
First page 247
Last page 249