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Unusual behavior in the parental care of a house wren (<i>Troglodytes aedon</i>): Post fledging use of an old nest during cold nights

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Scholer, M.N., 2015, Unusual Behavior in Parental Care by a House Wren (Troglodytes aedon): Post Fledging Use of an Old Nest During Cold Nights. Wilson Journal of Ornithology, p. 545-547.

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I report on the unusual behavior of an adult House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) leading recently fledged young back to the nest for two consecutive nights. The ambient temperature reached below 0°C during both nights. Despite disadvantages associated with remaining in the nest, this observation suggests that adult birds may assess trade-offs between perceived risks versus the benefits of engaging in other activities, in this case roosting communally for thermoregulation.

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1676/14-083.1
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