Parental care and foraging strategies in relation to brood sizes and age of chicks in Black Terns, (Childonias niger).

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dc.contributor.author Huffman, Michelle J. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Straits of Mackinac en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Green Island en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-14T22:31:04Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-14T22:31:04Z
dc.date.issued 1995 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54605
dc.description.abstract Optimally foraging parents with large brood sizes should make more nest visits than small brood size parents. Nest visits per hour and duration of visits were measured in Black Terns in a small colony in Lake Michigan. No significant difference was found between number of length of visits and nest size or age of chicks (p>.05 for all values). A possible alternate hypothesis is increased nutritional value of food in larger brood sizes. Another reason for lack of significance was the small sample size, due to to damaging summer storms. en_US
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dc.subject Behavioral Ecology en_US
dc.subject.other BIRDS en_US
dc.subject.other FORAGING en_US
dc.subject.other BEHAVIOR en_US
dc.subject.other PARENTAL en_US
dc.subject.other CARE en_US
dc.subject.other TERNS en_US
dc.subject.other CHILDONIAS en_US
dc.subject.other BROOD en_US
dc.subject.other SIZE en_US
dc.title Parental care and foraging strategies in relation to brood sizes and age of chicks in Black Terns, (Childonias niger). en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Natural Resource and Environment en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Science en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Biological Station, University of Michigan en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
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dc.owningcollname Biological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)
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