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dc.contributor.supervisor Koper, Nicola (Natural Resources Institute) en_US
dc.contributor.author Martin, Kristen
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-21T21:49:45Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-21T21:49:45Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/8911
dc.description.abstract Little is known about the distribution and habitat suitability of yellow rails (Coturnicops noveboracensis) throughout their breeding range. Yellow rail and vegetation surveys were conducted at 80 wetlands in south-central Manitoba in 2010-2011 to evaluate the effectiveness of repeat-visit, call-broadcast night surveys for detecting this species and habitat associations of this species at the 3-km landscape, patch, and plot scales. Yellow rails were detected at 44% of the study wetlands. Yellow rail detection was imperfect (0.63 in each year), but call-broadcast increased the number of yellow rails detected. Future yellow rail survey efforts should employ call-broadcast and at least three surveys per survey point. Yellow rail presence was positively influenced by the amount of marsh/fen in the landscape and the proportion of rushes at the study wetlands. These characteristics should be considered when identifying potential yellow rail habitat in south-central Manitoba. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject yellow rail en_US
dc.subject Coturnicops noveboracensis en_US
dc.subject wetland en_US
dc.subject marsh bird en_US
dc.subject call-broadcast en_US
dc.subject habitat selection en_US
dc.subject species-at-risk en_US
dc.subject Manitoba en_US
dc.title Habitat suitability of the yellow rail in south-central Manitoba en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Natural Resources Management en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Manseau, Micheline (Natural Resources Institute and Parks Canada) Bazin, Ron (Canadian Wildlife Service) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Natural Resources Management (M.N.R.M.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2012 en_US


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