Prey chracteristics of upland-breeding red-winged blackbirds, Agelaius phoeniceus.

B. E. Bendell, P. J. Weatherhead

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Abstract

Lepidopteran larvae from grasses and legumes predominated during the main nestling period but were later replaced by adult Orthopterans. Red-winged blackbirds were preying selectively on species characterized as cryptically coloured, slow-moving, diurnal, foliage feeders.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-271
Number of pages7
JournalCanadian Field-Naturalist
Volume96
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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