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Factors Affecting Mourning Dove Use of Water in Artificial Catchment Basins in a Dryland Farming Area of Utah

Slade Norman A.

Titre : Factors Affecting Mourning Dove Use of Water in Artificial Catchment Basins in a Dryland Farming Area of Utah

Auteur : Slade Norman A.

Université de soutenance : Utah State University

Grade : Master of Science (MS) 1969

Résumé
The mourning dove population of the Howell-Blue Creek Watershed in northern Utah was studied by Norman Slade in an effort to determine why many more doves frequented certain of the 20 fiberglass catchment basins installed in the area. More doves used basins on the west side of the valley, probably as a result of temperature differences. More doves used those basins surrounded by more land in summer fallow and with fewer basins nearby. Areas in sagebrush were used for nesting. The number of doves drinking in a particular hour was affected by the presence of predators or antagonists but not by light rain, cloud cover, temperature, wind velocity, or amount of space available for drinking. Frequency of drinking was highest in the early morning and late evening, particularly in late summer.

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