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Common Terns Raise Young from Successive Broods
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Common Terns Raise Young from Successive Broods

Author: Helen Hays
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:The Auk, v101 n2 (19840401): 274-280
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In this paper I report the first instance of a pair of Common Terns (Sterna hirundo) raising young in successive clutches during one breeding season and discuss this phenomenon in relation to male and female incubation and feeding rates and to predation. Five other pairs are noted in which the female and sometimes the male incubated a second clutch while still feeding one young from their first nest.
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Hays
ISSN:0004-8038
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 5550623603
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In this paper I report the first instance of a pair of Common Terns (Sterna hirundo) raising young in successive clutches during one breeding season and discuss this phenomenon in relation to male and female incubation and feeding rates and to predation. Five other pairs are noted in which the female and sometimes the male incubated a second clutch while still feeding one young from their first nest.

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