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Winter management of Californian rice fields for waterbirds
1.  Recent legislation designed to reduce air pollution has restricted Californian rice-farmers from burning rice stubble after harvest. Intentional flooding of fields during winter to speed straw
Avian Movements and Wetland Connectivity in Landscape Conservation
The current conservation crisis calls for research and management to be carried out on a long‐term, multi‐species basis at large spatial scales. Unfortunately, scientists, managers, and agencies
Cuckoldry through stored sperm in the sequentially polyandrous spotted sandpiper
TLDR
It is reported that males pairing early in the season cuckold their females' later mates by means of stored sperm, and early-pairing males not only have greater confidence of paternity, but also increase their reproductive success by fertilizing a proportion of eggs laid for, and incubated by, their Females' subsequent mates, in addition to those they incubate themselves.
A COMPARISON OF THE BREEDING ECOLOGY OF BIRDS NESTING IN BOXES AND TREE CAVITIES
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Researchers should use caution when extrapolating results from nestbox studies of reproductive success, predation rates, and productivity of cavity-nesting birds, given the different responses of these four species to nesting in boxes.
Sex-role reversal and the absence of extra-pair fertilization in Wilson's phalaropes
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It is proposed that sex-role reversal affects the relative costs and benefits to females of seeking extra-pair fertilizations in Wilson's phalaropes, as females have invested particularly heavily in their clutches due to intense competition among females to gain and keep a mate during the pre-laying and laying periods.
Mate, site, and territory fidelity in piping plovers
-Breeding-site fidelity, territory retention, and mate fidelity were examined in a color-banded population of monogamous Piping Plovers (Charadrius melodus) breeding at five focal sites in southern
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