Nesting biology of pacific loons, Gavia pacifica, on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska

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Abstract

The nesting biology of Pacific Loons, Gavia pacifica, was studied from 1973 to 1975 on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska. Loons maintained territories on ponds throughout the pre-nesting period. Both adults incubated eggs and raised the young. Males incubated more than females during early incubation, and females more than males during late incubation. The female assumes much of the early brood rearing, with the male assisting more when food demands of young increase later in brood rearing.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Nesting biology of pacific loons, Gavia pacifica, on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska
Series title Canadian Field-Naturalist
Volume 103
Issue 2
Year Published 1989
Language English
Publisher Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club
Publisher location Ottawa, ON
Contributing office(s) Alaska Science Center
Description 5 p.
First page 265
Last page 269
Country United States
State Alaska
Other Geospatial Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
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