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Behavior of radio-marked breeding American woodcocks

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Behavior of radio-marked breeding American woodcocks; 1993; Federal Government Series; 16; Proceedings of the Eighth American Woodcock Symposium; McAuley, D.G.; Longcore, J.R.; Sepik, G.F.

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During spring 1986-89, we equipped 175 male and 89 female American woodcocks (Scolopax minor) with radio transmitters. Radio-marking had little effect on behavior; within 1 day of marking, 37 of 64 (58%) displaying males were dominant and within 7 days, 138 of 157 (88%) were dominant. All females marked before nesting proceeded to nest, and marked females with broods remained with broods after release. Dominance of males declined from 73% in April to 69% in May and to 26% in June as breeding activity waned. In all years, after-second-year (ASY) males were dominant more often than second-year (SY) males (67.5% vs. 58.9%). ;Most males displayed at more than one (range = 2-12) site. Distances that males moved between the primary singing [...]

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