Accession Number : ADA323431

Title :   Habitat Suitability Index Models: Blue-Winged Teal (Breeding).

Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE FORT COLLINS CO WESTERN ENERGY AND LAND USE TEAM

Personal Author(s) : Sousa, Patrick J.

PDF Url : ADA323431

Report Date : SEP 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The blue-winged teal (Anas discors) primarily is associated with the northern prairies and parklands and is the most abundant breeding duck on the mixed prairie grasslands of the Dakotas and the Prairie Provinces of Canada. A review and synthesis of existing information were used to develop a Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) model for the blue-winged teal (Anas discors). The model consolidates habitat use information into a framework appropriate for field application, and is scaled to produce an index between 0.0 (unsuitable habitat) and 1.0 (optimum habitat). HSI models are designed to be used with Habitat Evaluation Procedures previously developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Descriptors :   *HABITATS, *INDEXES(RATIOS), *DUCKS, CANADA, NORTH(DIRECTION), WILDLIFE, SOUTH DAKOTA, ECOLOGY, GRASSLANDS, NORTH DAKOTA, BREEDING.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE