Nesting ecology of a naturalized population of MallardsAnas platyrhynchosin New Zealand

@article{Sheppard2018NestingEO,
  title={Nesting ecology of a naturalized population of MallardsAnas platyrhynchosin New Zealand},
  author={Jennifer L. Sheppard and Courtney L. Amundson and Todd W. Arnold and David Klee},
  journal={Ibis},
  year={2018}
}
Investigating the reproductive ecology of naturalized species provides insights into the role of the source population's characteristics vs. post‐release adaptation that influence the success of introduction programmes. Introduced and naturalized Mallards Anas platyrhynchos are widely established in New Zealand (NZ), but little is known regarding their reproductive ecology. We evaluated the nesting ecology of female Mallards at two study sites in NZ (Southland and Waikato) in 2014–15. We… 
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