A quantitative technique for determining nest-site fidelity in eastern wild turkeys using radiotelemetry data Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Nest-site fidelity has long been recognized in many bird species. Criteria for determining nest site fidelity, however, have varied among studies and often is subjective. Problems associated with these methods include difficulty in determining a distance or area which defines nest-site fidelity. Moreover, by using these methods, the observed "fidelity" may be a result of limited nest sites. A method of determining nest-site fidelity that is quantitative and considers available nesting habitat is described in this study. Radiotelemetry data on eastern wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) are used to illustrate the technique.

author list (cited authors)

  • Lopez, R. R., Ransom, D., Pierce, B. L., & Silvy, N. J.

publication date

  • February 2005