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dc.contributor.author McNicholl, Martin K. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-01T17:06:17Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-01T17:06:17Z
dc.date.issued 1971 en_US
dc.identifier ocm72792942 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/3424
dc.description.abstract This report records the basic breeding biology, as well as information on food, effects of weather, and some inter-specific relationships of Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri) at a Delta Marsh colony in 1968 and 1969. Forter's Terns at Delta usually nested on muskrat houses or floating vegetation in Scirpus "islands" on open marsh bays, but occasionally also on mud flats. One to several nests were on a given muskrat house or raft of dead Scirpus, and nests on floating vegetation showed a greater tendency to be well built than those on active or dilapidated muskrat houses. Measurements are given for substrate diameter, nest diameter, cup depth, distance from and height above water, water depth at nests, and distances between nests. Clutch size data indicate that clutch sizes of two and three were most frequent, and that clutch size data from colonies in unstable environments are probably reliable only if daily checks are made. Measurements are given for egg length, greatest width, and elongation. A comparison of volumes obtained by using a weight method as opposed to length and width data indicated that only one of the latter formulae gave an accurate estimate of egg volume. Data are also given for breaking period, times involved in various stages of hatching, hatching intervals, and hatching patterns... en_US
dc.format.extent xv, 652 leaves : en_US
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dc.language en en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights The reproduction of this thesis has been made available by authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research, and may only be reproduced and copied as permitted by copyright laws or with express written authorization from the copyright owner. en_US
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dc.title The breeding biology and ecology of Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri) at Delta, Manitoba en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Zoology en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US


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