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Timing of nesting by Canada geese in relation to the phenology and availability of their food plants



Timing of nesting by Canada geese in relation to the phenology and availability of their food plants



Journal of Animal Ecology 553: 1083-1102



Seasonal variation was studied in the foraging behaviour of cackling Canada geese (Branta canadensis minima) and in nutrient content and availability of tundra grasses and sedges (graminoids) and arrowgrass during the nesting and brood-rearing periods, 1977-79 on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska. Nitrogen concentrations in nearly all graminoids and arrowgrass began to decline either prior to, or during, hatching of goose clutches.

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DOI: 10.2307/4435


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