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Effects of Climate on Scaled Quail Reproduction and Survival


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Carleton, S.A., 2018, Effects of Climate on Scaled Quail Reproduction and Survival: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Grassland birds are among the most imperiled bird guilds in North America. Scaled quail (Callipepla squamata) are a semi-arid grassland bird whose populations have declined over the past half century. We monitored scaled quail in New Mexico to study the effects of habitat, temperature and precipitation on survival of scaled quail adults, nests, and broods. Seasonal nest survival (39.4%) had a positive relationships with increasing average weekly maximum temperature and grass density, and negative relationships with increasing average minimum temperature and percent bare ground. Seasonal brood survival (49.0%) had a negative relationship with increasing average weekly minimum and maximum temperature, and with increasing precipitation. [...]

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Point of Contact :
Scott A Carleton
Metadata Contact :
James F Cain III
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Land Resources
SDC Data Owner :
Climate Adaptation Science Centers

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Effects of Climate on Scaled Quail Reproduction and Survival.xml
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To estimate adult, brood and nest survival of scaled quail


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  • Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units
  • National CASC
  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers



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DOI doi:10.5066/F7MP52J0

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