Determinants of Breeding Distribution of Ducks

@inproceedings{Johnson1988DeterminantsOB,
  title={Determinants of Breeding Distribution of Ducks},
  author={Douglas H. Johnson and James W. Grier},
  year={1988}
}
The settling of breeding habitat by migratory waterfowl is a topic of both theoretical and practical interest. We use the results of surveys conducted annually during 1955-81 in major breeding areas to examine the factors that affect the distributions of 10 common North American duck species. Three patterns of settling are described: homing, opportunistic, and flexible. Homing is generally more pronounced among species that use more stable (more predictable) wetlands, such as the redhead… CONTINUE READING

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