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Red-Winged Blackbirds: Decision-Making and Reproductive Success

By: Les D Beletsky and Gordon H Orians

294 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs, map

University of Chicago Press

Paperback | Feb 1997 | #56421 | ISBN: 0226041875
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Hardback | Feb 1997 | #56420 | ISBN: 0226041867
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About this book

Drawing on detailed data from their sixteen-year study of red-winged blackbirds in the marshes of Washington's Columbia National Wildlife Refuge, Beletcky and Orians analyze the information redwings use to make breeding decisions and the consequences these decisions have for life-time reproductive success.


List of Illustrations List of Tables Preface Acknowledgments 1: Introduction 2: Marshes as Breeding Habitats, Study Site, General Methods, and Lifetime Reproductive Success 3: When to Nest: Influences and Constraints on Starting Dates 4: Where to Nest: Influences and Constraints on Settling Decisions 5: How Much Effort to Invest in Breeding and When to Stop 6: How to Acquire a Territory: Theoretical Considerations 7: Territory Acquisition by Male Redwings: When, Where, and How 8: How to Continue as a Breeder: Territorial Dominance and Movements 9: On Being a Successful Red-Winged Blackbird References Index

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