Defining breeding habitat for painted redstarts, solitary vireos, and western wood-pewees in riparian areas of southeastern Arizona

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Title:
Defining breeding habitat for painted redstarts, solitary vireos, and western wood-pewees in riparian areas of southeastern Arizona
Author:
Christoferson, Laurel Lynn, 1969-
Issue Date:
1996
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:
Determination of reproductive success in birds is important for understanding population dynamics, habitat quality, and features necessary for breeding. I incorporated behavioral observations, nest monitoring, and a reproductive ranking index (Vickery et al. 1992) to (1) categorize painted redstarts (Myioborus pictus), solitary vireos (Vireo solitarus plumbeus), and western wood-pewees (Contopus sordidulus) as breeders or nonbreeders, (2) locate nests, (3) monitor nest status, and (4) determine nest success and parasitism rates in 14 canyons of the Huachuca and Santa Rita mountains, Arizona during 1994-1995. I built logistic regression models for each species that correctly classified 58-68% of successful nesters from unsuccessful nesters, 62-85% of areas used by birds from random sites along the canyons, and at each nest, I correctly classified 39-60% of successful nest sites from unsuccessful nest sites and 87-95% of nest sites from nonoverlapping sites in areas of use. These models can be used to determine areas that would promote occupancy and successful nesting by these 3 species.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Ecology.; Biology, Zoology.; Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Morrison, Michael L.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleDefining breeding habitat for painted redstarts, solitary vireos, and western wood-pewees in riparian areas of southeastern Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorChristoferson, Laurel Lynn, 1969-en_US
dc.contributor.authorChristoferson, Laurel Lynn, 1969-en_US
dc.date.issued1996en_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.abstractDetermination of reproductive success in birds is important for understanding population dynamics, habitat quality, and features necessary for breeding. I incorporated behavioral observations, nest monitoring, and a reproductive ranking index (Vickery et al. 1992) to (1) categorize painted redstarts (Myioborus pictus), solitary vireos (Vireo solitarus plumbeus), and western wood-pewees (Contopus sordidulus) as breeders or nonbreeders, (2) locate nests, (3) monitor nest status, and (4) determine nest success and parasitism rates in 14 canyons of the Huachuca and Santa Rita mountains, Arizona during 1994-1995. I built logistic regression models for each species that correctly classified 58-68% of successful nesters from unsuccessful nesters, 62-85% of areas used by birds from random sites along the canyons, and at each nest, I correctly classified 39-60% of successful nest sites from unsuccessful nest sites and 87-95% of nest sites from nonoverlapping sites in areas of use. These models can be used to determine areas that would promote occupancy and successful nesting by these 3 species.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Ecology.en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Zoology.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.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.advisorMorrison, Michael L.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1383566en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b34580220en_US
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