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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Certhia americana, Creepers, Foraging Behavior

Abstract

From 20 February to 4 April 1983, 423 observations were made of foraging brown creepers (Certhia americana) in central Iowa. Diameter at breast height (DBH) of the tree used as a foraging site, time, temperature (°C), and general weather conditions were recorded during each observation. Ambient temperature was related to foraging site selection; as temperature decreased, brown creepers selected larger diameter trees more exclusively as foraging sites. As ambient temperature increased, the creepers included smaller diameter trees.

Publication Date

March 1986

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

93

Issue

1

First Page

22

Last Page

23

Copyright

© Copyright 1986 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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