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Habitat Suitability Index Models: Canvasback (breeding habitat)

FWS/OBS 82/10.82

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Abstract

Canvasbacks (Aythya valisineria) breed from Alaska south to Montana and the Dakotas, with the highest breeding densities found in the parklands of Southcentral Canada (Bellrose 1976). Canvasbacks nest over water in a variety of wetland habitats, including large marshes, ponds, sloughs, and potholes. Their preferred breeding habitat is shallow prairie marshes, bordered by cattail (~ spp.), bulrush (Scirpus spp.), and similar emergent vegetation (Johnsgard 1975).

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Title:
Habitat Suitability Index Models: Canvasback (breeding habitat)
Series title:
FWS/OBS
Series number:
82/10.82
Subseries:
Habitat Suitability Index
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
vi, 16 p.