Host Selection in the Forest Interior: Cowbirds Target Ground-Nesting Species
Entry ID: brdpwrc0018

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Summary
Abstract: We investigated patterns of cowbird host selection in a large (1300 ha),
unfragmented forest in eastern New York in 1992-3 to determine whether cowbird
parasitism rates can be attributed tospecies-specific traits or to other
features associated with nest sites. Nest height was significantly associated
with parasitism (P = 0.003) in this community of 23 species (n = 430 nests, 23%
parasitized). ... View entire text

Purpose: To assess the effect of brood parasitism on neotropical migrants.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 45.0   S: 34.0   E: -76.0   W: -80.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: D. Caldwell Hahn and Jeffrey S. Hatfield;U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center;
Dataset Title: Host Selection in the Forest Interior: Cowbirds Target Ground-Nesting Species
Dataset Release Date: 1998
Dataset Release Place: Texas (book), Laurel, Maryland (data set)
Dataset Publisher: USGS, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-01-01
Stop Date: 1993-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CALDWELL HAWN
Phone: 301-497-5653
Fax: 301-497-5724
Email: Caldwell_Hahn at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
11410 American Holly Drive
City: Laurel
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20708-4015
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 301-497-5653
Fax: 301-497-5724
Email: Caldwell_Hahn at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
11410 American Holly Drive
City: Laurel
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20708-4015
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Citation Information:
Originator: D. Caldwell Hahn and Jeffrey S. Hatfield
Publication Date: 1998
Title: Host Selection in the Forest Interior:
Cowbirds Target Ground-Nesting Species
Series Information:
Series Name: Ecology and Management of Cowbirds
Issue Identification: none
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Texas
Publisher: University of Texas
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-03
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