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Predator identity can explain nest predation patterns. Chapter 11

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Reidy, Jennifer L.; Thompson, Frank R., III

Year Published

2012

Publication

In: Ribic, C.A.; Thompson, F.R., III; Pietz, P.J., eds. Video surveillance of nesting birds. Studies in Avian Biology (no. 43). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press: 135-148.

Abstract

Knowledge of dominant predators is necessary to identify predation patterns and mitigate losses to nest predation, especially for endangered songbirds. We monitored songbird nests with timelapse infrared video cameras at Fort Hood Military Reservation, Texas, from 1997 to 2002 and 2005, and in Austin, Texas, during 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2009. Predation was the most common source of nest failure. We identified 13 species of predators during 126 predation events.

Citation

Reidy, Jennifer L.; Thompson, Frank R., III. 2012. Predator identity can explain nest predation patterns Chapter 11. In: Ribic, C.A.; Thompson, F.R., III; Pietz, P.J., eds. Video surveillance of nesting birds. Studies in Avian Biology (no. 43). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press: 135-148.

Last updated on: September 18, 2012