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Predators on Red-winged Blackbird nests in eastern North Dakota
USDA National Wildlife Research Center - Staff Publications
  • Richard S. Sawin, Department of Biological Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota 58105 USA
  • Mark W. Lutman, United States Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services, Phoenix, Arizona 85029 USA
  • George M. Linz, United States Department of Agriculture, National Wildlife Research Center, Great Plains Field Station
  • William J. Bleier, Department of Biological Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota 58105 USA
Date of this Version
7-1-2003
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Published by J. Field Ornithol. 74(3):288–292, 2003.
Abstract

Predation has consistently been identified as the most common cause of nest failure for Red-winged Blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus). During May and June, 2000 and 2001, we used infrared-triggered camera systems to identify potential nest predators on artificially relocated Red-winged Blackbird nests in eastern North Dakota. For some of the species observed, these observations represent the first documentation of predation on Red-winged Blackbird nests in the northern Great Plains.

Citation Information
Richard S. Sawin, Mark W. Lutman, George M. Linz and William J. Bleier. "Predators on Red-winged Blackbird nests in eastern North Dakota" (2003)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/george_m_linz/24/