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Breeding biology of Purple Sandpipers Calidris maritima on the Hardangervidda, southern Norway

@inproceedings{Rae2011BreedingBO,
  title={Breeding biology of Purple Sandpipers Calidris maritima on the Hardangervidda, southern Norway},
  author={R. Rae and M. Nicoll and Ronald W. Summers and S. Rae and K. Brockie},
  year={2011}
}
  • R. Rae, M. Nicoll, +2 authors K. Brockie
  • Published 2011
  • Biology
  • 2in 1984. Clutch sizes were 3–4 (mean = 3.74), and egg sizes were small, reflecting the small size of the females compared to other populations. Hatching was in late June and clutch survival was 75%. The eggs in one nest were believed to have been trampled by a Reindeer. Chick growth was described for two broods. Broods were mostly attended by males. Only 8% (2 of 24 broods) were attended by females. Adult masses declined during the breeding season, supporting the theory that brood desertion by… CONTINUE READING

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