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Movement distances and habitat switching by female Mallards wintering in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley

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Alan D. Afton, and Bruce E. Davis, 2010, Movement distances and habitat switching by female Mallards wintering in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley: Waterbirds, v. 33, iss. 3.

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Mallard (Anus platyrhynchos) populations in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley (hereafter, LMAV) comprise the largest concentration of wintering Mallards in North America. Radiotelemetry techniques were employed to assess movements by female Mallards during winters of 2004-2005 and 2005-2006; 467 paired (diurnal and nocturnal) observations on 80 radiomarked females were attained to assess effects of date, female age, hunting regime and habitat type on distances moved and potential habitat switching. Distance moved increased with date for females diurnally located in RICE but decreased for females in FOREST. Median movement distance was 1.5 km, suggesting suitable habitats for all activities were in close proximity. Habitat switching [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1675/063.033.0311
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