Ames, Iowa is one of those midwestern cities which seem to be favored by several species of birds as their choice of night roosting sites. During the summer and fall months numerous bronzed grackles, starlings, cowbirds, and robins daily come, near sundown, to residential portions of Ames to spend the night in the shade trees, and leave for the surrounding countryside again early next morning.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Bliese, John C. W. and Hendrickson, George O.
"Some Preliminary Observations on the Roosting of Bronzed Grackles and Their Avian Associates at Ames, Iowa,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 59(1), 416-421.
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