Nest-site selection and nest survival of Bachman's Sparrows in two longleaf pine communities

  title={Nest-site selection and nest survival of Bachman's Sparrows in two longleaf pine communities},
  author={Jason M. Winiarski and Alexander C. Fish and Christopher E. Moorman and John P Carpenter and Christopher S DePerno and Jessica M. Schillaci},
  journal={The Condor},
  pages={361 - 374}
ABSTRACT Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) ecosystems of the southeastern United States have experienced high rates of habitat loss and fragmentation, coinciding with dramatic population declines of a variety of taxa that inhabit the system. The Bachman's Sparrow (Peucaea aestivalis), a species closely associated with fire-maintained longleaf pine communities, is listed as a species of conservation concern across its entire range. Bachman's Sparrow breeding biology may provide valuable insights… 

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