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Effects of grackle damage control techniques in citrus on nesting success of non-target species

By John H. Rappole, Wan R. Tipton, Arlo H. Kane, Rafael H. Flores

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Abstract

Several techniques were tested to reduce the damage caused by great-tailed grackles to citrus in the lower Rio Grande Valley of southern Texas: monofilament line, eyespot balloons, pyrotechnics, and grackle nest removal. Ten species were found nesting in the treated groves, but only the mourning dove, white-winged dove, and great-tailed grackle in significant numbers. Nesting success was not reduced significantly by any treatment but observations indicate that cannon treatments are likely to have a negative impact on overall nesting success for several species.

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Megan Kendall

Purdue University

Date 1989
Publisher Great Plains Wildlife Damage Control Workshop Proceedings
Conference Title Great Plains Wildlife Damage Control Workshop
URL http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1408&context=gpwdcwp
Date accepted 1989
Language English
Notes This article was found at Digital Commons @ the University of Nebraska-Lincoln: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu
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Tags
  1. Animal welfare
  2. Birds
  3. Damage
  4. nesting
  5. Physical environment
  6. trees