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dc.contributor.authorTownsend, D. E. II.
dc.contributor.authorMasters, R. E.
dc.contributor.authorLochmiller, R. L.
dc.contributor.authorLeslie, D. M.
dc.contributor.authorDeMaso, S. J.
dc.contributor.authorPeoples, A. D.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-23T05:21:00Z
dc.date.available2020-09-23T05:21:00Z
dc.date.issued2001-05-01
dc.identifier.citationTownsend, D. E., Masters, R. E., Lochmiller, R. L., Leslie, D. M., Demaso, S. J., & Peoples, A. D. (2001). Characteristics of nest sites of northern bobwhites in western Oklahoma. Journal of Range Management, 54(3), 260-264.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/4003244
dc.identifier.doi10.2458/azu_jrm_v54i3_townsend
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/643866
dc.description.abstractPrevious authors have described nesting habitat of the northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) throughout its range, but few have compared structural or compositional differences of vegetation between nest sites and random non-use sites, and successful and non-successful nests. From 1996-1998, we compared cover and structure of 85 plant species from 80 nest sites of northern bobwhite in western Oklahoma. Nest sites were consistently associated with greater structural complexity than what was available at random. Bobwhites selected nest sites with a greater coverage of grass (ca. 50%) and woody (ca. 20-30%) vegetation with a relatively low percentage of bare ground, presumably because these attributes maximize their chance for successful reproduction by providing protection against weather and predators. Successful nests were more concealed during 1996 and 1997 (12.37 and 10.74% visibility, respectively) than non-successful nest sites (21.6 and 27.65% visibility), but levels of concealment did not differ during 1998. We found no significant differences in vegetation composition or structure between successful and non-successful nest sites.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectnests
dc.subjectweather
dc.subjectvisibility
dc.subjecthabitat selection
dc.subjectColinus virginianus
dc.subjectground cover
dc.subjecthabitats
dc.subjectpredators
dc.subjectreproductive performance
dc.subjectvegetation
dc.subjectwoody plants
dc.subjectOklahoma
dc.subjectbotanical composition
dc.subjectgrasses
dc.subjectbobwhite
dc.subjectColinus virginianus
dc.subjectgallinaceous
dc.subjecthabitats
dc.subjectnorthern
dc.subjectquail
dc.subjectupland game
dc.titleCharacteristics of nest sites of northern bobwhites in western Oklahoma
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
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dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
dc.description.admin-noteMigrated from OJS platform August 2020
dc.source.volume54
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage260-264
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-23T05:21:00Z


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