Prothonotary Warbler Nest Success and VegetationCharacteristics in a Fragmented Oklahoma Landscape

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) Science Article 2


In 2003, I studied the relationship between prothonotary warbler (Protonotaria citrea)nest success and vegetation characteristics in a fragmented Oklahoma landscape. Fortynest boxes were monitored for reproductive success and vegetation characteristics weremeasured at nest boxes and 40 random points within the same stands. Thirty-five successfulnests fledged a mean of 3.9 young/nest, whereas five nests failed to produce anyfledglings. Although nest boxes occurred in small habitat fragments (4-12 ha), 88% ofnest attempts fledged

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