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Habitat Type is Related to Nest Mass and Fledging Success of Arctic Warblers

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2010

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Hagelin, Julie C., Perry, Margaret L., Ewen-Campen, Ben, Sikes, Derek S., and Sharbaugh, Susan, 2010, Habitat Type is Related to Nest Mass and Fledging Success of Arctic Warblers: The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, v. 122, no. 4, p. 699-705.

Summary

Relatively little is known about Arctic Warblers (Phylloscopus borealis) that breed in central Alaska. We monitored Arctic Warbler populations in two adjacent but distinct habitat types in central Alaska (high elevation, ?open shrub? and lower elevation, ?dense shrub?). We collected 95 nests over three breeding seasons to learn more about nest-building behavior, nest mass, composition, fledging success, and nest parasites. Females were the sole builders of ground nests, which were primarily comprised of moss, grass, and a lining of moose (Alces alces) hair. Dry weight of nests was ?20Â g, but differed up to ?3-fold within each habitat type each season. Nests from open shrub habitats were more massive and contained less moose hair lining [...]

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NWBLCC-20160406.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1676/09-153.1; 18 10.1676/09-153.1
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1559-4491

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