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Title: Nest sites and conservation of endangered interior least terns Sterna antillarum athalassos on an alkaline flat in the south-central Great Plains (USA)

Creator:

Winton, Bryan Reno ; Leslie, David M.

Date issued/created:

2003

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Acta Ornithologica, vol. 38, no. 2 ; Miejsca lęgowe i ochrona rybitwy małej (ssp. athalassos) na alkalicznej równinie w stanie Oklahoma, USA ; Breeding and conservation of least terns

Contributor:

Polska Akademia Nauk. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii

Publisher:

Museum & Institute of Zoology

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

Bibliogr. p. 140-141 ; P. [135]-141 : ill. ; 27 cm ; Abstract in Polish. Taxa in Latin

Abstract:

We monitored breeding ecology of endangered Interior Least Terns on a 5 095 ha alkaline flat in north-central Oklahoma, USA. After nest loss, Least Terns commonly re-nested and experienced 30% apparent nest success in 1995-1996 (n = 233 nests). Nest success and predation differed by location on the alkaline flat in 1995 and overall, but nest success and flooding did not differ by microhabitat type. Predation was highest at nests £ 5 cm from debris (driftwood/hay) in 1995. No differences in nesting success, flooding, or predation were observed comparing nests inside and outside electrified enclosures. Coyotes and Striped Skunks were confirmed nest predators, and Ring-billed Gulls were suspected nest predators. We identified one location on the alkaline flat of about 1 000 ha with consistently lower nest losses attributable to flooding and predation and the highest hatching success compared with other parts of the alkaline flat; it was typified by open ground and bisected by several creeks. Management activities that minimize flooding and predation in this area could further enhance nest success and theoretically increase overall productivity of this population of Least Terns. However, the efficacy of electrified enclosures and nest-site enhancements, as currently undertaken, is questionable because of considerable annual variation in use by and protection of Least Terns.

Relation:

Acta Ornithologica

Volume:

38

Issue:

2

Start page:

135

End page:

141

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:45704

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.257-38-2 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. P.4568-38-2 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Restricted Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. Access only on terminals at the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, may be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms.

Digitizing institution:

Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

European Union. European Regional Development Fund ; Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure

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