Nesting Habitat and Nesting Success of Eastern Turkeys in the Arkansas Ozark Highlands

@inproceedings{Badyaev2001NestingHA,
  title={Nesting Habitat and Nesting Success of Eastern Turkeys in the Arkansas Ozark Highlands},
  author={Alexander V. Badyaev},
  year={2001}
}
I studied nesting habitat of the eastern Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) in the Arkansas Ozarks during the breeding seasons of 1992 and 1993. Hens selected cover with greater complexity and variability in habitat structure than was generally available. Vegetation in preferred cover types provided substantial concealment at O-l m height. Hens selected large patches of habitat (about 80 m in diameter) for nesting. Areas adjacent to nests had characteristics intermediate between nest… CONTINUE READING
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