Compatibility of delayed cutting regime with bird breeding and hay nutritional quality

  • Joseph J. Noceraa, Glen J. Parsonsb, G. Randy Miltonb, Alan H. Fredeenc
  • Published 2005


The breeding phenology of three grassland bird species was studied in managed hayfields of Nova Scotia, Canada: bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus), savannah sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis), and Nelson’s sharp-tailed sparrow (Ammodramus nelsoni subvirgatus), under delayed hay cutting regimes (post-1 July). Weekly changes were monitored in several measures… (More)

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