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Herring Gulls Nesting in Artificial Goose-Nesting Structures

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Title: Herring Gulls Nesting in Artificial Goose-Nesting Structures
Creators: Hoffman, Robert D.
Issue Date: 1983-03
Citation: The Ohio Journal of Science. v83, n1 (March, 1983), 34-37
Abstract: Herring gull (Larus argentatus) nesting in artificial goose-nesting structures was documented at the Winous Point Shooting Club, Port Clinton, Ohio, 1974-78. Gulls and Canada geese (Branta canadensis) nested in 14—28% and 12—23% of the structures, respectively. Gulls nesting in the structures did not influence goose nesting. Clutch sizes and egg-laying dates were synchronous with other local populations of herring gulls and Canada geese. Aggressive interactions between geese and gulls resulted in geese dominating the structures.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/22906
ISSN: 0030-0950
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