Cerulean warbler (Setophaga cerulea) microhabitat use in southern Indiana

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dc.contributor.advisor Islam, Kamal
dc.contributor.author Nemes, Claire E.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-10T15:19:38Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-10T15:19:38Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05-07
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/200189
dc.description.abstract This study presents the results of research into habitat use by the Cerulean Warbler, a migratory songbird species that is listed as state-endangered in Indiana, during both the adult and juvenile stages of its life cycle. Adult Cerulean Warbler nest patches and territories were found to have several similar microhabitat features: close proximity to roads, steep slope gradient, and high percentage of tree canopy cover. However, a number of characteristics also differed; territories were located on northeast-facing slopes and possessed vegetative characteristics typical of uneven-aged forest stands, while nest patches were correlated to topographic position and had characteristics of more evenaged stands. Nest success was found to be influenced by several features, including proximity to roadway, height of the nest, and presence of woody vines on the nest tree. Cerulean Warbler fledglings were tracked during the pilot year of a radiotelemetry study in southern Indiana; preliminary findings, including differences between individual movements, are presented herein. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Biology
dc.description.tableofcontents Microhabitat use by cerulean warblers -- Post-fledging habitat use by cerulean warblers.
dc.subject.lcsh Cerulean warbler -- Habitat -- Indiana.
dc.subject.lcsh Cerulean warbler - Nests -- Indiana.
dc.subject.lcsh Cerulean warbler -- Infancy -- Indiana.
dc.title Cerulean warbler (Setophaga cerulea) microhabitat use in southern Indiana en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1813121

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