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Duck nest success in the prairie potholes

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Edited by:
Edward T. LaRoe, Gaye S. Farris, Catherine E. Puckett, Peter D. Doran, and Michael J. Mac

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Abstract

Since the early 1970's, the numbers of some waterfowl species such as mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), blue-winged teal (A. discors), and northern pintail (A. acuta) have reached or nearly reached the lowest ever recorded. Low nest success (the proportion of nests in which one or more eggs hatch) in key breeding areas, including the U.S. Prairie Pothole region, is partly responsible for declines in duck numbers (Klett et al. 1988; Johnson et al. 1992).

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Duck nest success in the prairie potholes
Year Published:
1995
Language:
English
Publisher:
National Biological Service
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description:
3 p.
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Monograph
Larger Work Title:
Our living resources: A report to the nation on the distribution, abundance, and health of U.S. plants, animals, and ecosystems
First page:
300
Last page:
302
Country:
United States
Other Geospatial:
Prairie Pothole Region