Thirteen-Year Breeding History of a Chimney Swift
Creators:Dexter, Ralph W.
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Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science. v68 n6 (November, 1968), 273-276
The breeding history of a male Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) has been traced in detail over a period of 13 years (1947-1959), which is the longest continuous record known for any individual of this species. During this time it resided or nested each year on the campus of Kent State University where it lived in air shafts with a group of four swifts for three years, and a group of three swifts for three years, as well as spending seven years living only with its mate. At one time or another it was mated to five different females and occupied four different air shafts in campus buildings during its life span.
Author Institution: Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44240
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