House Finch Nest-Site Selection at Guelph, Ontario

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1988
Authors:Graham, DS
Journal:The Condor
Volume:90
Issue:1
Date Published:1988
ISBN Number:00105422
Keywords:Burrica, Burrica mexicana, Carpodacus, Carpodacus mexicanus, Fringillidae, Haemorhous, Haemorhous mexicanus
Abstract:I studied nest-site selection by House Finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) in a residential area of Guelph, Ontario. House Finches preferentially selected spruce trees (Picea sp.) and Euonymus sp. vines for nesting, and avoided deciduous trees. Most nests abutted the nest tree's trunk and were located between 50% and 70% of the distance up the nest tree. House Finches may select sites which minimize the probability of predation and/or wind damage.
URL:http://www.jstor.org/stable/1368433
Short Title:The Condor
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