Publication Date

2023

College

College of Natural Resources & Sciences

Department

Wildlife

Document Type

Article

Description

Overwintering migratory birds may face increased competition for resources than in other seasons due to large influxes of birds arriving and inhabiting shared areas for similar amounts of time. These mechanisms may affect food availability, which in turn is implied to affect body energy reserves. We conducted a study to determine the temporal effects of body conditions of hunted waterfowl carcasses in Humboldt Bay, California, and test whether energy reserves as functions of body condition indices decrease over the winter season.

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