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Title: Nest and nest site characteristics of some ground-nesting, non-passerine birds of northern grasslands
Year: 1992
Author(s): Kantrud, H. A., Higgins, K. F.
Source Title: Prairie Naturalist
Source Type: Journal
pages: 67-84
Original Publication: http://  
Abstract: We summarized biological and ecological characteristicsof 2490 nests of 16 species of upland-nesting, non-passerine birds of northern grasslands found during 1963-1991. Nest initiation and hatch dates, clutch sizes, nest fates, causes of failure, success rates of nests among major habitat types and land uses, and vegetation measurements at nest sites are analyzed.