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Title:
Ecology of the Merriam's wild turkey in north-central Arizona
Author:
Crites, Mark Jeffrey, 1957-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Information on the ecology of radio-equipped Merriam's wild turkey hens was recorded from 1982-1985 in north-central Arizona. The average net direct line distance that the hens moved was 16.0 miles (25.8 km). Over 35% of the adult hens and 70% of the juvenile hens died during the study, with the majority dying during the winter months. Fifty-four percent of the hens (25% of the juveniles) alive during the nesting season nested, with 54% of those (100% of the juveniles) successfully bringing a brood off the nest. Cover at twelve nests sampled was higher than the surrounding areas, being supplied by oak thickets, slash, and conifers. Successful nests had more cover at the site and more cover in the surrounding areas than the unsuccessful nests. Three broods followed used different combinations of stand types, depending on habitat and food availability.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Wild turkey -- Ecology -- Arizona -- Coconino County.; Habitat (Ecology) -- Arizona -- Coconino County.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Sowls, Lyle K.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleEcology of the Merriam's wild turkey in north-central Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorCrites, Mark Jeffrey, 1957-en_US
dc.contributor.authorCrites, Mark Jeffrey, 1957-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractInformation on the ecology of radio-equipped Merriam's wild turkey hens was recorded from 1982-1985 in north-central Arizona. The average net direct line distance that the hens moved was 16.0 miles (25.8 km). Over 35% of the adult hens and 70% of the juvenile hens died during the study, with the majority dying during the winter months. Fifty-four percent of the hens (25% of the juveniles) alive during the nesting season nested, with 54% of those (100% of the juveniles) successfully bringing a brood off the nest. Cover at twelve nests sampled was higher than the surrounding areas, being supplied by oak thickets, slash, and conifers. Successful nests had more cover at the site and more cover in the surrounding areas than the unsuccessful nests. Three broods followed used different combinations of stand types, depending on habitat and food availability.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectWild turkey -- Ecology -- Arizona -- Coconino County.en_US
dc.subjectHabitat (Ecology) -- Arizona -- Coconino County.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSowls, Lyle K.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1333232en_US
dc.identifier.oclc20361933en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16987494en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16987482en_US
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