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Territory structure, parental provisioning, and chick growth in the American Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

@article{Hazlitt2002TerritorySP,
  title={Territory structure, parental provisioning, and chick growth in the American Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani},
  author={S. Hazlitt and R. Ydenberg and D. Lank},
  journal={Ardea},
  year={2002},
  volume={90},
  pages={219-227}
}
  • S. Hazlitt, R. Ydenberg, D. Lank
  • Published 2002
  • Biology
  • Ardea
  • We investigate parental food provisioning and chick growth to better understand how parental effort and territory structure relate to reproductive success in the American Black Oystercatcher. American Black Oystercatcher chick diet was comprised mainly of limpets. Most prey items were 20 mm or shorter in length. Provisioning rates (kJ h-1) were significantly correlated with mean delivery rates rather than mean prey size, and higher provisioning rates resulted from a greater number of deliveries… CONTINUE READING
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