Characteristics of nesting areas used by San Clemente Island Sage Sparrows

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Abstract

I examined the nest habitat used by Sage Sparrows (Amphispiza belli clementeae) on San Clemente Island, one of the California Channel Islands, during March through June 1986. All nests were found in boxthorn shrubs in coastal scrub habitat. The cover of vegetation was greater and more evenly distributed at nest sites than in surrounding habitat. Nests were placed most often on the leeward side of live boxthorn shrubs interspersed by cactus.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Characteristics of nesting areas used by San Clemente Island Sage Sparrows
Series title The Condor
DOI 10.2307/1370243
Volume 99
Issue 1
Year Published 1997
Language English
Publisher American Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s) Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Description 3 p.
First page 217
Last page 219
Country United States
State California
Other Geospatial San Clemente Island