Predation of Rio Grande Wild Turkey Nests on the Edwards Plateau, Texas

  title={Predation of Rio Grande Wild Turkey Nests on the Edwards Plateau, Texas},
  author={Justin Z. Dreibelbis and Kyle B. Melton and Ray Aguirre and Bret A. Collier and Jason B. Hardin and Nova J. Silvy and Markus J Peterson},
Abstract We followed the fate of nests of Rio Grande Wild Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo intermedia) on the Edwards Plateau of Texas during 2006 and 2007 using motion-activated digital cameras on a subset of nests to evaluate the frequency of nest predation and to identify nest predators. Predation was the primary cause of loss for nests with cameras, accounting for 57 and 65% in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Predation for nests without cameras also was high (69 and 65% for 2006 and 2007… 

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