Botanical Characteristics of Autumnal Blackbird Roosts in Central Ohio

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Title: Botanical Characteristics of Autumnal Blackbird Roosts in Central Ohio
Creators: Micacchion, Mick; Townsend, Thomas W.
Issue Date: 1983-06
Citation: The Ohio Journal of Science. v83, n3 (June, 1983), 131-135
Abstract: Vegetative parameters of 14 autumn blackbird roosts in central Ohio were measured. Common characteristics of roosts included young trees (x = 11.30 years, SD = 2.86), high densities (x = 7746 trees/ha, SD = 5328), and thick canopies. Plant communities were adapted to moist sites and included American elm {Ulmus amencana), silver maple (Acer saccharinum), green ash (Fraxinus pennsy/vanica), red maple {Acer rubrum), sugar maple (Acer saccbarum) and black cherry (Prunus serotina). Tree density, twig height, and twig index were significantly related to numbers of birds per ha.
Description: Author Institution: Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Management, School of Natural Resources, The Ohio State University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/22934
ISSN: 0030-0950
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