The Reproductive Biology of Rock Ptarmigan ( Lagopus mutus ) in the Central Canadian Arctic

@article{Cotter1999TheRB,
  title={The Reproductive Biology of Rock Ptarmigan ( Lagopus mutus ) in the Central Canadian Arctic},
  author={R. Cotter},
  journal={Arctic},
  year={1999},
  volume={52},
  pages={23-32}
}
This paper reports on the nesting phenology, breeding biology, and attrition rates at different stages of the breeding cycle of a population of rock ptarmigan ( Lagopus mutus ) at Windy Lake, Northwest Territories, from 1987 to 1989. By early May, males were on the study area, mostly in flocks numbering in the tens and hundreds. Females arrived two to three weeks later, about one week after males had dispersed and established territories. All males succeeded in establishing a territory, but… Expand
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