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Habitat use and survival rates of wintering American woodcocks in coastal South Carolina and Georgia

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Habitat use and survival rates of wintering American woodcocks in coastal South Carolina and Georgia; 1993; Federal Government Series; 16; Proceedings of the Eighth American Woodcock Symposium; Krementz, D. G.; Seginak, J. T.

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Habitat use and survival rates of radio-marked American woodcocks (Scolopax minor) were studied during the winter in coastal South Carolina (1988-89) and Georgia (1989-90). Soon after they arrived, woodcocks were captured in mist nets or in modified shorebird traps or by nightlighting. Each bird was weighed, aged, sexed, and fitted with a 4-g radio transmitter and monitored daily until it died or could not be located or until its radio failed. During the day, the woodcocks in South Carolina frequented seasonally flooded stands of gum-oak-willow (Liquidambar-Quercus-Salix) > 75% of the time and <15-year-old pine (Pinus spp.) plantations during the remaining time. The predominantly used understory vegetation was switch cane (Arundinaria [...]

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