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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Mourning Dove, Zenaidura macroura, Nesting success

Abstract

Mourning dove (Zenaidura macroura) nesting success in artificial and natural nests was investigated in 1974 on seven study areas in central Minnesota. Nesting success in artificial nests was significantly greater (P<0.05) than that in natural nests. Of 69 nesting attempts in artificial nests, 60.9% (42) were successful. Of 224 nesting attempts in natural nests, 44.2% (99) were successful. Sixty-nine nesting attempts were made in 59 of the 203 artificial nests installed. This represents a 34.0% rate of utilization.

Publication Date

September 1976

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

83

Issue

3

First Page

112

Last Page

115

Copyright

© Copyright 1976 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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