Posts tagged: nesting

Habitat Needs of Nestling, Fledgling Songbirds

Both before and after they leave the nest, baby birds face a host of challenges. A new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications examining songbird survival in the nestling and fledgling stages finds that even in the same habitat, different species face different risks and survive at different rates. Read More…

Wednesday August 10th, 2016 in , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Habitat Needs of Nestling, Fledgling Songbirds

Individual Quality Trumps Reproductive Tradeoffs in Ducks

Not all ducks are created equal. In female Wood Ducks, variation in individual quality is what matters for breeding success and survival, according to the results of a new long-term study being published in The Auk: Ornithological Advances. Drawing on 11 years of data on almost 500 ducks, Robert Kennamer of the University of Georgia’s Savannah […]

Friday May 27th, 2016 in , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Individual Quality Trumps Reproductive Tradeoffs in Ducks