Accession Number : ADA322713

Title :   American Black Duck Breeding Habitat Enhancement in the Northeastern United States: Review and Synthesis.

Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE FORT COLLINS CO OFFICE OF INFORMATION TRANSFER

Personal Author(s) : Kirby, Ronald E.

PDF Url : ADA322713

Report Date : JUN 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : This paper provides a source document for American black duck (Anas rupripes) management planning throughout the Northeast. In three sections, the text presents highlights of a literature review from the perspective of prescribing specific management action for the breeding grounds of the American black duck. The text first reviews what is known of the breeding habitat requirements of American black ducks in the Northeast, with separate sections on habitat use by breeding pairs, selection of nest sites, and habitat use by broods. Options for managing American black duck breeding habitat are discussed under two headings: Habitat Improvement, and Reduction of Mortality and Competition. A final section provides suggestions on implementing management. Sources of additional information are provided as is an extensive literature cited section. The text is not intended to be a 'manual' for waterfowl management, but sufficient references are included to permit further review of all aspects of American black duck breeding ecology and each of the management techniques discussed.

Descriptors :   *HABITATS, *BREEDING, *NESTING(ANIMALS), *DUCKS, UNITED STATES, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, LITERATURE SURVEYS, REDUCTION, MORTALITY RATE, BLACK(COLOR), WATERFOWL.

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE