Accession Number : ADA322669

Title :   Premigrational Movements and Behavior of Young Mallards and Wood Ducks in North-Central Minnesota,

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE JAMESTOWN ND NORTHERN PRAIRIE WILDLIFE RESEARCH CEN TER

Personal Author(s) : Kirby, Ronald E. ; Cowardin, Lewis M. ; Tester, John R.

PDF Url : ADA322669

Report Date : 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Movements and behavior of 89 young mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) and 48 young wood ducks (Aix sponsa) were monitored in north-central Minnesota in late summer and fall, 1972-74, with telemetry, visual observation, and aerial surveys. Initial flights of both species were confined to the natal (brood) marsh. First flights away from the natal marsh occurred in the third week after fledging in both species. As young mallards and wood ducks grew, their daytime use of the natal marshes decreased in an irregular pattern as both species began daily flights between day and night use areas.

Descriptors :   *BEHAVIOR, *ANIMAL MIGRATION, *DUCKS, PATTERNS, DAY, NIGHT, VISUAL PERCEPTION, WETLANDS, SUMMER, SWAMPS, TELEMETER SYSTEMS, MINNESOTA, AUTUMN, FEATHERS, AERIAL SURVEYS.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE