Nest Reuse By Vermilion Flycatchers In Texas

@inproceedings{Ellison2008NestRB,
  title={Nest Reuse By Vermilion Flycatchers In Texas},
  author={Kevin S. Ellison},
  year={2008}
}
Abstract Vermilion Flycatchers (Pyrocephalus rubinus) were documented to reuse their nests within a single breeding season in south Texas. I recorded a consistent, low frequency (12%, n = 250 clutches) of nest reuse during each of four seasons. Nest survival was greater (P < 0.001) for reused nests than for newly constructed nests and the abundance of ectoparasites was low overall for both types of nests. The main advantage for Vermilion Flycatchers reusing nests was greater nesting success as… 

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